Well controlled atypical central neurocytoma by CyberKnife radiosurgery: Review of the literature with a case report

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Int J Case Rep Images, vol.11, no.101178Z01SR2020., 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 101178Z01SR2020.
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5348/101178z01sr2020cr
  • Journal Name: Int J Case Rep Images
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Central neurocytomas are rare primary central nervous system tumors. The main treatment method is gross total surgical resection that can only be performed in half of the patients. As the possibility of relapse is higher, post-resection treatment of the remaining tumor is also important. Therefore, additional treatment is needed. Case Report: We present a 29-year-old patient with atypical central neurocytomas whose residual tumors were well controlled by CyberKnife Robotic Surgery or Radiosurgery (CKRS). Conclusion: In central neurocytomas, known to be excessively radiosensitive, stereotactic radiosurgery is a more preferred option due to its lower toxicity as an alternative treatment modality. CyberKnife robotic surgery, the latest radiosurgical method, has never been used in cases of central neurocytoma. The patient was well treated and the prognosis seems favorable so far. Keywords: 1p19q Deletion, Central atypical neurocytoma, MIB-1 LI, Radiosurgery