Revista Cubana de Medicina
On-line version ISSN 1561-302X
RODRIGUEZ VILORIO, Ceferina F. et al. Neurocytoma or dysembryoplasia epithelial tumor. Rev cubana med [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.4, pp. 395-401. ISSN 1561-302X.
The Neurocytoma or dysembryoplasia epithelial tumor (DET) is an infrequent tumor of the central nervous system (CNS) classified as Degree I according to the WHO and the series appearing in the medical literature report not much cases. It is considered a not much frequent entity and due to the care during a short period to 2 adolescent patients, one of them with relapse of cerebral tumor re-operated on and where the former pathologic diagnosis was in correspondence with a high degree astrocytoma and that after the immunohistochemistry studies the final diagnosis was of a extraventricular dysembryoplasia neuroepithelial tumor. The treatment prescribed was with ionizing radiations. Literature was reviewed and two cases were presented.
Keywords : Neurocytoma; radiotherapy; central nervous sy.