Extraventricular neurocytoma with ganglionic differentiation associated with complex partial seizures

Paolo Tortori-Donati, Maria Paola Fondelli, Andrea Rossi, Armando Cama, Massimo Brisigotti, Giannantonio Pellicanò

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Abstract

We report an unusual case of extraventricular ('cerebral') neurocytoma with ganglion cells located in the right temporal lobe in a 9-year-old girl with complex partial seizures and precocious puberty. CT showed a calcified mass with central cystic zones. MR imaging showed a markedly hyperintense predominately solid tumor on both T1- and T2-weighted images, without appreciable contrast enhancement. Cerebral neurocytomas are histologically benign and radical surgery is curative; they should be included in the differential diagnosis of temporal lobe tumors in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-727
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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