A report of a desmoplastic non-infantile ganglioglioma in a 6-year-old boy with review of the literature


NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW, vol.32, no.3, pp.369-374, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10143-009-0195-3
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-374


Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas (DIG) are uncommon supratentorial brain tumors with a usually good prognosis despite an aggressive radiological appearance that typically occurs in infants below the age of 24 months. DIGs are exclusively supratentorial, generally have a voluminous size, and are partially cystic. Total surgical removal is sufficient for the treatment of these tumors, and no chemotherapy or radiotherapy is indicated if complete resection is achieved. Except for age difference, DIG and desmoplastic non-infantile gangliogliomas are radiologically and histologically similar. Non-infantile variants of this biologically benign intracranial neoplasm are rare; only 15 cases of non-infantile DIGs have been reported in the literature. As far as we know, this case is the 16th in literature. We reported the magnetic resonance imaging and histological findings of desmoplastic ganglioglioma in a 6-year-old boy.