Recurrent Lhermitte-Duclos disease--case report

Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 1997 Sep;37(9):692-6. doi: 10.2176/nmc.37.692.


A 43-year-old male presented with recurrent Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD), a rare pathological entity of the cerebellum of which the etiology is still controversial. He had undergone subtotal removal of a cerebellar lesion, misdiagnosed as a benign astrocytoma, 8 years previously. Subtotal removal of the recurrent tumor completely resolved the presenting symptoms. Recurrence of LDD is not as rare as generally assumed. Patients with LDD require long-term observation even when the initial treatment appeared curative.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / pathology
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Cerebellum / pathology
  • Cerebellum / surgery
  • Ganglioneuroma / diagnosis
  • Ganglioneuroma / pathology
  • Ganglioneuroma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery*
  • Reoperation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed