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Acta Inform Med. 2016 Dec;24(6):419-421. doi: 10.5455/aim.2016.24.419-421.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of a Case of Central Neurocytoma.

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Faculty of Medicine, Pristine University, Pristine, Kosovo; Department of Radiology, Diagnostic Centre, UCCK, Pristine, Kosovo.
Department of Radiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey.
Faculty of Medicine, Pristine University, Pristine, Kosovo; National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo, Pristine, Kosovo.
Clinic of Neurology, UCCK, Pristine, Kosovo.



The purpose of this study is to investigate the MRI features of central neurocytoma.


A 45 year old man with 3 months of worsening daily headaches. These headaches were diffuse, lasted for several hours, and mostly occurred in the morning. She was initially diagnosed and treated for migraines but later he had epileptic attack and diplopia and neurolog recomaded MRI.


precontrast MRI; TSE/T2Wsequence in axial/coronal planes; 3D-Hi-resolution T1W sagittal; FLAIR/T2W axial; FLAIR/T2W and Flash/T2W oblique coronal plane (perpendicular to temporal lobes) GRE/T2W axial plane for detection of heme products. Post-contrast TSE/T1W sequence in axial, coronal and sagittal planes. Diffusion weighted and ADC mapping MRI images for EPI sequence in axial plane.


A 23x12mm heterogeneous mass within aqueductus cerebri, with calcified and hemorrhagic foci and extending downwards till fourth ventricle. It's originating from the right paramedian posterior aqueductal wall (tectum), and also extending to and involving the tegmentum of mesencephalon at its right paramedian aspect. CSF flow obstruction secondary to described aqueductal mass, with resultant triventricular hydrocephalus). Marked transependymal CSF leak can be noted at periventricular white matter, secondary to severe hydrocephalus. After IV injection of contrast media, this mass shows mild-to-moderate heterogenous speckled enhancement.


MRI is helpful in defining tumor extension, which is important in preoperative planning. Although IN is a relatively rare lesion, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intraventricular lesions in the presence of such typical MR findings. However, a definitive diagnosis requires immunochemical study and electron microscopy.


Kosovo; MRI; aqueductal cerebri; central neurocytoma; hydrocephalus

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