The aim of this article is to discuss the importance of staged surgeries when approaching atypical central neurocytoma in children. Also, we show the preoperative embolization of the lesion as a maneuver to reduce the intraoperative bleeding. Central neurocytomas represent less than 0.5% of all intracranial tumors, and atypical central neurocytomas usually have unfavorable outcome, with high recurrence rate. The intraventricular location is frequent, with a predilection for the lateral ventricles. When completely resected, these lesions have a good prognosis. We report a case of a 12-year old male patient that presented with a history of headache for about 6 months, which worsened for 1 week prior to admission. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain showed a massive lesion occupying both lateral ventricles. He underwent a microsurgical treatment of a highly vascularized lesion, but the perioperative bleeding required interruption of the surgery. Thus, a preoperative embolization was able to occlude most arterial feeders and allowed subtotal resection in a second surgery. The patient had complete neurological recovery despite immediate post-operative deficits, and the histopathology was suggestive of atypical neurocytoma. Two-stage surgery with preoperative adjuvant embolization is a feasible strategy for treatment of large central neurocytomas in children.