Craniospinal dissemination of central neurocytoma. Report of two cases

David Y. Eng, Franco DeMonte, Lawrence Ginsberg, Gregory N. Fuller, Kurt Jaeckle

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

129 Scopus citations


Central neurocytoma was first described in the literature in 1982 and has been noted to be a benign neuronal tumor usually located in the ventricular system. Of the more than 100 reported cases, only seven recurrences have been reported, all of which have been local. The authors report two cases of recurrent central neurocytoma that disseminated through the ventricular system with seeding to the spine, as evidenced by magnetic resonance images and positive cerebrospinal fluid cytology. The histological appearance of these two tumors was typical for the lesion and lacked evidence of malignant change. Central neurocytoma may not be as benign as previously thought, and the recognition of this more malignant behavior has implications for patient follow up and therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • central neurocytoma
  • dissemination
  • recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


Dive into the research topics of 'Craniospinal dissemination of central neurocytoma. Report of two cases'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this