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Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors

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Ganglioglioma and Gangliocytoma

  • Adekunle M. AdesinaAffiliated withSection of Neuropathology and Molecular Neuropathology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
  • , Ronald A. RauchAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

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Abstract

These are neuroepithelial tumors composed of mature neurons (gangliocytoma) or a mixed population of ganglion cells and glial cells (ganglioglioma). Well differentiated gangliocytomas are classified as WHO grade I while gangliogliomas may be classified as WHO grade I or II. Anaplastic ganglioglioma with a malignant glial component is classified as WHO grade III. Gangliogliomas and gangliocytomas may occur in all age groups but they are frequently seen in the young with a peak between the age of 10 and 30 years and representing about 0.4% of all tumors in the central nervous system.

Keywords

Ganglioglioma Glioneuronal Pilocytic Gangliocytoma DNET-ganglioglioma overlap