Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Ganglioglioma

  • Jennifer TinkerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_110

Definition

Gangliogliomas are rare, mixed neuronal-glial tumors consisting of mature neoplastic ganglion cells clustered with neoplastic glial cells. The majority of gangliogliomas are considered WHO Grade I or II; however, those demonstrating anaplastic glial components (WHO Grade III) or Grade IV glial changes (glioblastoma) are also well documented (Nelson et al. 2000) (Fig. 1).
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References and Readings

  1. Nelson, J. S., Bruner, J. M., Wiestler, O. D., & VandenBerg, S. R. (2000). Ganglioglioma and gangliocytoma. In P. Kleihues & W. K. Cavenee (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours. Pathology & genetics. Tumours of the nervous system (pp. 96–98). Lyons: IARC Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA