A case of extraventricular neurocytoma of the spinal cord

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Central neurocytoma is a rare neuroectodermal tumor generally found in young adults. It mainly originates from lateral ventricles. Extraventricular location of this kind of tumor, especially spinal cord involvement, is extremely rare. This article is the ninth case of central neurocytoma derived from the spinal region, and includes a review of the literature. The patient in this case is a 49-year-old woman presenting with C3-C5 spinal mass with typical histopathologic findings and low MIB−1 index.

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