Child's Nervous System

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 103–106 | Cite as

Pineal ganglioglioma with premature thelarche

Report of a case and review of the literature
  • Yuh-Lin Chang
  • Shinn-Zong Lin
  • Yung-Hsiao Chiang
  • Ming-Ying Liu
  • We-Hwa Lee
Case Report


We report a case of a 6-year-old girl with a ganglioglioma in the pineal region presenting with a rare clinical picture of premature thelarche. Intracranial gangliogliomas are rare, especially in the pineal region. Their character, origin, treatment, and prognosis remain controversial. The pathophysiology of precocious puberty associated with pineal ganglioglioma is discussed.

Key words

Brain tumor Ganglioglioma Pineal tumor Premature thelarche Precocious puberty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuh-Lin Chang
    • 1
  • Shinn-Zong Lin
    • 1
  • Yung-Hsiao Chiang
    • 1
  • Ming-Ying Liu
    • 1
  • We-Hwa Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, Department of SurgeryTri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical CenterTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Department of PathologyTri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical CenterTaipeiTaiwan, ROC

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