Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma

Pan Afr Med J. 2019 Mar 11:32:113. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2019.32.113.12669. eCollection 2019.


The term desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma was coined by VandenBerg et al in 1987. In their first report these authors referred to a rare, distinct brain tumor. About 60 cases of desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma have been described in the literature since its first description. We report a case of a 6-year-old girl who was admitted for seizure without family history. Magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a hypodense area in the right temporal region. A right temporal craniotomy was performed and the tumor was excised. The pathologic examination revealed the diagnosis of desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma.

Keywords: Tumor; central nervous system; infantile desmoplastic ganglioglioma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery
  • Child
  • Craniotomy / methods*
  • Female
  • Ganglioglioma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ganglioglioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Seizures / etiology