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Giant Cerebellar Ganglioglioma Mimicking a Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Authors
  • Tuan, Tran Anh1, 2
  • Duc, Nguyen Minh2, 3, 4
  • 1 Departments of Radiology, Bach Mai Hospital, Ha Noi
  • 2 Hanoi Medical University, Ha Noi
  • 3 Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City
  • 4 Children’s Hospital 02, Ho Chi Minh City
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Publisher
Scientific Scholar
Publication Date
Jan 12, 2021
Volume
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.25259/JCIS_212_2020
PMID: 33500838
PMCID: PMC7827300
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Case Report
License
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Abstract

A benign brain tumor, called a ganglioglioma (GG), can sometimes be found in the cerebrum. We describe an unusual pediatric case of GG in the cerebellum in this article. An 11-year-old male patient had a headache and epilepsy disorder. The head magnetic resonance imaging results revealed a giant cyst with an enhancing mural nodule in the right cerebellar hemisphere that flattened the fourth ventricle. Pilocytic astrocytoma was the provisional diagnosis based on clinical and imaging details. After radical mass eradication, a GG was demonstrated through histopathological analysis. Even though GG is an uncommon tumor, it should be included in the differential diagnosis for a cerebellar mass with both cystic and solid components in children.

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