Abstract

Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma (DIG) is an uncommon supratentorial neuroepithelial brain tumor that typically occurs in infants younger than 24 months. Desmoplastic non-infantile ganglioglioma (DNIG) is a rare variant of this intracranial neoplasm. There are only 16 DNIG cases reported in the literature, with all patients under the age of 25 at the time of presentation. These DIG and DNIG cases were radiologically and histologically similar, with good outcome after treatment. Despite the size and high mitotic index for patients with DNIG, the prognosis is generally favorable and gross total resection is sufficient. We present a case of a 59-year-old woman with a DNIG. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported of DNIG in late adulthood. Clinical presentation, histological and radiological findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-737
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume103
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Brain tumor
  • Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma
  • Desmoplastic non-infantile ganglioglioma
  • Ganglioglioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Neurology

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