Central Neurocytoma

Common Name(s)

Central Neurocytoma

A central neurocytoma (CNC) is a rare brain tumor usually found in people between the ages of 20-40 years old. The tumors are most often benign (non-cancerous). Typical symptoms of this condition may include headaches, increased pressure in the skull, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and seizures.

Generally, CNC tumors can be completely removed by surgery, but depending on certain qualities of the tumor, such as size and rate of tumor growth, removal of the tumor may need to be followed with radiation therapy. Chemotherapy may be suggested if the tumor returns (recurs). The majority of patients with CNC are cured by the removal of the tumor and become long-term survivors (living tumor free for over 10 years). However, as with any other type of tumor, there is a chance for recurrence or the CNC returning. If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with a central neurocytoma, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options. Support groups are also a good source of support and information.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Central Neurocytoma" returned 28 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intraventricular hemorrhage--unusual presentation of central neurocytoma.
 

Author(s): Prashant V Gunawat, Subodh Shantaram Patil, Vikram S Karmarkar, Chandrashekhar E Deopujari

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(6):691-3.

 

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2015

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Differential hypermethylation of death-associated protein kinase promoter in central neurocytoma and oligodendroglioma.
 

Author(s): Chia-Li Chung, Hung Pei Tsai, Cheng-Yu Tsai, Wan-Tzu Chen, Ann-Shung Lieu, Chih-Jen Wang, Jason Sheehan, Chee-Yin Chai, Aij-Lie Kwan

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():506458.

 

Central neurocytoma and oligodendroglioma are rare tumors of the central nervous system. However, diagnosis between these two types of tumors is challenging due to their many cytological and histological similarities. Death-associated protein kinase (DAPK) is a calcium/calmodulin-regulated ...

Last Updated: 30 May 2014

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Central neurocytoma: radiological and clinico-pathological findings in 18 patients and one additional MRS case.
 

Author(s): Haleena Ramsahye, Huijin He, Xiaoyuan Feng, Siyao Li, Ji Xiong

Journal: J Neuroradiol. 2013 May;40(2):101-11.

 

To evaluate clinical findings and radiological characteristics of central neurocytoma (CN) in 18 patients and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) features in one additional case.

Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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The terms "Central Neurocytoma" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Treatment of central neurocytoma. Experience at a single institution].
 

Author(s): A Rodríguez De Lope, A De La Lama, N López-Ariztegui, R Martínez, C Conde, C Fiaño, F Vázquez

Journal: Neurocirugia (Astur). 2004 Apr;15(2):128-36; discussion 136-7.

 

Central neurocytomas are classically considered as a rare, intraventricular benign tumours with neuronal differentiation derived from precursor cells of subventricular matrix. However some patients with neoplasms with histologic atypia and elevated proliferation potential may have ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2004

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Central neurocytoma--case report.
 

Author(s): T Tamiya, T Furuta, S Asari, A Nishimoto

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 1990 Mar;30(3):178-83.

 

The authors present a case of central neurocytoma in a 34-year-old female who had experienced intermittent headaches over a 10-year period. On computed tomographic (CT) scans and magnetic resonance images, the tumor appeared as a large, calcified mass occupying both lateral ventricles. ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 1990

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[Central neurocytoma. Case report].
 

Author(s): M Miyata, H Yamashita, S Shirakata, Z Takeda

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 1989 Dec;29(12):1148-52.

 

A 24-year-old female was hospitalized for progressive headache and nausea. Computed tomography showed a mass lesion in the left lateral ventricle near the foramen of Monro. On light microscopy, this tumor morphologically resembled an oligodendroglioma. However, ultrastructural examination ...

Last Updated: 27 Aug 1990

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