Dysplastic gangliocytoma (Lhermitte-Duclos disease): CT and MR imaging

Pediatr Radiol. 1992;22(5):366-9. doi: 10.1007/BF02016259.


Dysplastic gangliocytoma (Lhermitte-Duclos disease) is a rare entity. Usually presenting as a posterior fossa mass, dysplastic gangliocytoma is not a true neoplasm but a hard-to-characterize lesion that may represent an abnormality of cell migration or a phacomatosis. Previous reports of CT findings are rare in the radiologic literature, and high-field (1.5 Tesla) MR images have never been described in the pediatric age group. We present a case of dysplastic gangliocytoma in a one-year-old boy with CT and MR findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / pathology
  • Ganglioneuroma / diagnosis*
  • Ganglioneuroma / diagnostic imaging
  • Ganglioneuroma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*