Cervico-medullary desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma: An unusual case with diffuse leptomeningeal dissemination at diagnosis

Claudia Milanaccio, Paolo Nozza, Marcello Ravegnani, Andrea Rossi, Alessandro Raso, Claudio Gambini, Maria Luisa Garrè, Torsten Pietsch

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Abstract

Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma (DIG) is a rare intracranial tumor affecting newborns and infants, and generally arising in the supratentorial region. We report a case of an unusual DIG, arising at the cervico-medullary junction, with diffuse leptomeningeal seeding at diagnosis that was treated with chemotherapy (CT) and delayed partial surgery. The case we describe demonstrates that DIG can occur in the subtentorial region and can show leptomeningeal dissemination like other low-grade gliomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-990
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Desmoplastic infantile
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Low-grade gliomas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology

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