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Radiosurgery for Central Neurocytoma.

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The classification of central neurocytoma (CN) by the WHO was upgraded to grade 2 in 1993 as it was recognized that at least some of these tumors can exhibit more aggressive behavior. Currently, as of 2016, CN is classified as WHO grade 2. Indeed, some atypical variants have been reported and residual postsurgical tumor is believed to have the potential for malignant transformation. Although gross total resection is usually curative for CN (5-year survival rate 99%), it is achieved in nearly 30-50% of cases due to its central location. Adjuvant treatments should be deliberately considered for the optimal management of CN. Recently, stereotactic radiosurgery is increasingly proposed as an adjuvant treatment for CN.

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Name: Progress in neurological surgery
ISSN: 1662-3924
Pages: 232-237

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