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Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma

Other Names for this Disease
  • DIG
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What treatment is available for desmoplastic infantile gangliomas?

Surgical resection (removal of the area of the brain with the tumor) has been the standard treatment reported in the medical literature. The size of the resection is probably based on the size of the tumor, although the extent of the resection is not documented for all cases reported in the medical literature. Adjuvant therapy is generally not performed when a gross total resection can be performed. When total resection is not possible, some of suggested chemotherapy, as the effects of radiation on extremely young children may be harmful.[1]
Last updated: 7/30/2013

  1. Smith SH. Uncommon Pediatric Brain Tumors. In: Raghavan D, Brecher ML, Johnson DH, Meropol NJ, Moots PL, Rose PG. Textbook of Uncommon Cancer. 3rd ed. England: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2006;