Non-infantile variant of desmoplastic ganglioglioma: a report of 2 cases

Pediatr Radiol. 2006 Jun;36(6):541-5. doi: 10.1007/s00247-005-0095-9. Epub 2006 Mar 22.

Abstract

Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas (DIGs) are uncommon supratentorial brain tumors with a usually good prognosis despite an aggressive radiological appearance. These tumors form part of a spectrum of desmoplastic infantile tumors that includes desmoplastic infantile astrocytomas. DIGs are classified as benign WHO grade I tumors of infancy. Non-infantile variants of this biologically benign intracranial neoplasm are rare, with only four previous case reports in the literature. We report two cases of non-infantile DIG diagnosed at our institution on the basis of clinical features, radiological appearance and histological findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery
  • Child
  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Ganglioglioma / pathology*
  • Ganglioglioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Seizures / etiology

Substances

  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA