Intraventricular ganglioglioma

Erik F. Hauck, Lisa Vu, Gerald A. Campbell, Haring J. Nauta

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Abstract

Gangliogliomas are mixed tumors consisting of both glial elements and differentiated neurons. Although any part of the central nervous system can be affected, little is known about intraventricular gangliogliomas. A patient with a ganglioglioma is presented in the previously unreported location of the anterior third ventricle at the foramen of Monro, mimicking a colloid cyst. We review all other reported cases of intraventricular ganglioglioma (n = 6) to characterize this entity. Intraventricular gangliogliomas typically affect younger patients with female predominance (male:female, 2:5; median age 25 years). Symptoms occur secondary to obstruction of physiological cerebrospinal fluid circulation. Complete surgical resection with re-establishment of cerebrospinal fluid drainage is the goal of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1291-1293
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

Keywords

  • Ganglioglioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intraventricular tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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