Intraventricular neurocytomas

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2003 Oct;14(4):483-508. doi: 10.1016/s1042-3680(03)00064-0.


The literature to date on the treatment of CNC reflects an evolution of clinical practice in neurooncology. The advent of sophisticated tools, such as MRS and molecular pathology, has facilitated more efficient diagnosis of CNC. Decreased morbidity associated with surgical intervention has resulted in better outcomes in patients undergoing resection of CNC. Prospective monitoring of treated patients with MRI coupled with judicious use of radiosurgery will likely further decrease treatment-related morbidity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / pathology
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neurocytoma / diagnosis*
  • Neurocytoma / metabolism
  • Neurocytoma / surgery
  • Synaptophysin / metabolism
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Synaptophysin