Other Names for this Disease
- Primary germ cell tumor of the central nervous system
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What is a gangliocytoma?
Gangliocytoma is a rare tumor of ganglia-type cells, which are groups of nerve cells in the brain. Gangliocytomas can happen at any age but most often appear between the age of 10 and 30 years. Signs and symptoms of this condition are a long history of recurring seizures and increased brain pressure. Typically, these tumors do not become cancerous. Treatment involves surgical removal of the tumor. Radiation may be necesary if the entire tumor can not be removed. 
Last updated: 7/25/2012
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