Tap on and choose 'Add to Home Screen' to create a shortcut app

Tap on and choose 'Install/Install App' to create a shortcut app

Management of Supratentorial Central Neurocytomas in Children

This page was last updated on May 9th, 2017

Initial Management At Presentation

  • Surgical resection: Complete tumor resection is the procedure of choice whenever it can be accomplished. With classical neurocytomas, tumor bleeding is often the only cause of inability to achieve this aim.

Adjunctive Therapies

  • Radiation therapy: An alternative to complete tumor resection is radiotherapy.
  • Chemotherapy: Two chemotherapeutic agents have been used: MCNU(ranimustine) and CCNU(lomustine).


  • Initial visit at 6 months: Initially, a 6-month MRI is indicated, especially if the tumor histology is atypical or the classical neurocytoma shows a high MIB-1 labeling index.


Your donations keep us going

The ISPN Guide is free to use, but we rely on donations to fund our ongoing work and to maintain more than a thousand pages of information created to disseminate the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of paediatric neurosurgery.

By making a donation to The ISPN Guide you are also indirectly helping the many thousands of children around the world whose treatment depends on well-informed surgeons.

Please consider making a donation today.

Use the app

The ISPN Guide can be used as a standalone app, both on mobile devices and desktop computers. It’s quick and easy to use.

Fully featured

Free registration grants you full access to The Guide and host of featured designed to help further your own education.

Stay updated

The ISPN Guide continues to expand both in breadth and depth. Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our progress.