Central neurocytoma is an extremely rare, benign tumor found in the ventricles – the fluid-filled areas of the brain. The tumors are most common in young adults and people of Asian descent. Central neurocytomas may obstruct spinal-fluid flow and put pressure on surrounding areas, causing headaches and confusion, seizures, speech or vision problems, and limb weakness.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by central neurocytoma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove the tumors or reduce their size. These advanced techniques often minimize damage to surrounding tissue and result in less scarring and pain. Using image-guided stereotactic neurosurgery, our surgeons can view 3-D images of a central neurocytoma during surgery, helping them to remove more of the tumor and stop the seizures it often triggers. Recovery is quicker, because no incision is made.