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Central neurocytoma of the cervical spine: radiographic appearanc

Axial MRI image at C3-4.

Note the separation of the tumor into lobules by the posterior median septum. T1-weighted image obtained after intravenous gadolinium.

Sagittal MRI images.

Left: T1-weighted. Right: T1-weighted with gadolinium

Forward to central neurocytoma of the spinal cord: intraoperative appearance . Jump to central neurocytoma of the spinal cord: histological appearance . For more information:

Tatter SB , Borges LF, Louis DN (1994). Central neurocytomas of the cervical spinal cord. Report of two cases. J Neurosurg 81:288-93.

Tatter SB , Borges LF, Louis DN (1995). Recurrent central neurocytoma of the spinal cord (letter). J Neurosurg 82:184.

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