Intraventricular ganglioglioma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hauck, EF; Vu, L; Campbell, GA; Nauta, HJ

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1291 - 1293

PubMed ID

  • 18829326

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0967-5868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jocn.2007.09.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Scotland