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G. Collina, A. Bacci, F. Scarpellini, C. Mascari

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A case of ganglioglioma is described in a 75-year old man with a short history of visual loss, confusional state and recurrent episodes of loss of consciousness. MRI showed a partially calcified nodule of the left ventricular carrefour with a cystic and solid appearance. CT scan confirmed that the lesion was partially calcified with cystic and solid areas which were contrast enhanced. Histologically, the lesion was composed of mature atypical neurons intermingled with hyperchromatic irregular glial cells showing therefore the histological appearance of ganglioglioma. Gangliogliomas are rare tumours which usually occur in young patients and are often localized in the temporal lobe. A long history of epilepsy is often recorded. The case reported here suggests that the diagnosis of ganglioglioma has to be considered even when the clinical setting (i.e., age, sex and symptoms) is unusual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Ganglioglioma
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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