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Gangliocytoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneuroma
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Overview

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. [1]
Last updated: 7/25/2012

References

  1. Adesina A, Rauch R. Ganglioglioma and Gangliocytoma. Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors. 2010; 5:181-191. http://www.springerlink.com/content/k41j612243401155/. Accessed 7/25/2012.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneuroma
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.