Intraventricular Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor-Like Neoplasm with Disseminated Spinal Tumor

BİLGİNER B., Soeylemezoglu F., Cila A., AKALAN N.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.19, no.1, pp.69-72, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-72
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT)- like lesions arise in extracortical locations and behave in a benign fashion similar to that of cortical DNTs. They usually come to attention by symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure rather than focal neurological impairment. Here we report a case of 9-year-old boy with a complaint of headache and back pain. A third ventricular mass lesion with disseminated spinal tumor was detected on his magnetic resonance imaging. The presence of floating neurons in a mucinous matrix, oligodendrocyte-like cells (OLCs) aligning axonal columns and vessels, immunohistochemical profile of the neoplasm in addition to the clinical and radiological manifestations of the patient led to the diagnosis of "DNT-like neoplasm of the third ventricle".