Gangliocytoma

Common Name(s)

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. 
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Gangliocytoma" returned 12 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acromegaly associated with mixed pituitary adenoma-gangliocytoma and Rathke's cleft cyst.
 

Author(s): Negar Azarpira, Sara Pakbaz, Simin Torabineghad, Javad Musavi, Mohamad Rakei

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2013 ;23(4):527-30.

 

Gangliocytoma of the pituitary gland is a rare lesion that often occurs in combination with pituitary adenomas and the exact origin is the subject of discussion. We report a rare case of an intrasellar mass of combined gangliocytoma/ pituitary adenoma coexistent with Rathke's cleft ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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Unusual presentation in adult medulloblastomas: imaging features mimicking cerebellar dysplastic gangliocytoma (Lhermitte-Duclos disease).
 

Author(s): Amey Savardekar, Pravin Salunke, Chirag K Ahuja, Swapnil Rane, Navneet Singla

Journal: Neurol India. ;60(5):555-7.

 

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2012

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Combined gangliocytoma and non-functioning pituitary adenoma of the pituitary gland.
 

Author(s): Peizhi Zhou, Lu Ma, Shuwen Cheng, Senlin Yin, Shu Jiang

Journal: Neurol India. ;60(3):311-3.

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2012

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The terms "Gangliocytoma" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mixed pituitary adenoma and gangliocytoma associated with acromegaly--case report.
 

Author(s): H Asada, M Otani, S Furuhata, H Inoue, S Toya, Y Ogawa

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 1990 Aug;30(8):628-32.

 

A gangliocytoma in the sellar region is very rare. We report a case of an intrasellar gangliocytoma complicated by pituitary adenoma presenting with acromegaly. A 52-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with headache, mild acromegaly, and bitemporal hemianopsia, and endocrinological ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 1991

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Biomarkers in Tumor Tissue Samples From Patients With Newly Diagnosed Neuroblastoma or Ganglioneuroblastoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Disseminated Neuroblastoma; Ganglioneuroblastoma; Localized Resectable Neuroblastoma; Localized Unresectable Neuroblastoma; Regional Neuroblastoma; Stage 4S Neuroblastoma

 

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2014

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Phase II Study of Proton Radiation Therapy for Neuroblastoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neuroblastoma; Ganglioneuroblastoma

 

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Engineered Neuroblastoma Cellular Immunotherapy (ENCIT)-01
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neuroblastoma; Ganglioneuroblastoma

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2014

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