Unusual Presentation of Central Neurocytoma in Posterior Part of Third Ventricle Extending into Fourth Ventricle
Vishwajeet A Burungale, Vineet Mishra, Anjaneya S Kathait, Hemant K Mishra, Ripudaman S Champawat
Hydrocephalus, Central neurocytoma, Ventricular tumor
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Burungale VA, Mishra V, Kathait AS, Mishra HK, Champawat RS. Unusual Presentation of Central Neurocytoma in Posterior Part of Third Ventricle Extending into Fourth Ventricle. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2021; 6 (3):93-96.
Central neurocytomas (CNs) are usually located in the lateral ventricles. Primary origin in the third ventricle is very rare. We discuss the clinical signs and radiological findings of this tumor. We report a case of a third ventricle CN extending through a cerebral aqueduct in the fourth ventricle in a 40-year-old male patient, who initially presented with progressive headache, vertigo, and blurred vision for 3–4 months. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a slightly enhanced tumor in the third ventricle with small necrotic areas, calcification, and obstructive hydrocephalus. Total surgical removal of the tumor was performed. The tumor was diagnosed as a CN on histopathological studies. CNs located in the third ventricle are rare. Total tumor excision is associated with a favorable prognosis.
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