Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma

  • Salma Kamoun Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurology, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Heifa Azouz Department of Pathology, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Marwa Zemmali Department of Pathology, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Slim Haouet Department of Pathology, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Nidhameddine Kchir Department of Pathology, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Keywords: Tumor; central nervous system; infantile desmoplastic ganglioglioma

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-03-11
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