Anaplastic Ganglioglioma

Common Name(s)

Anaplastic Ganglioglioma

Anaplastic ganglioglioma (AGG) is a very rare type of brain tumor that is a type of ganglioglioma. In general, gangliogliomas are classified as grade I or low grade tumors, meaning that they grow slowly and are considered benign. Anaplastic gangliogliomas, however, are considered grade III or high grade tumors, which means that they are usually aggressive, malignant tumors. The main treatment is removal of the entire tumor during surgery.  If the entire tumor is not removed, it has the potential to recur and may require additional surgery or treatments, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy.  Unfortunately, because gangliogliomas are quite rare, there is limited information to show that radiation therapy or chemotherapy are effective treatments for this condition.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Anaplastic Ganglioglioma" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ganglioglioma with anaplastic transformation.
 

Author(s): Fabiano Reis, Guilherme Henrique Alves Vieira, Ricardo Schwingel, Vinicius Trindade Gonçalves, Luciano de Souza Queiroz

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2012 Sep;70(9):746-7.

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2012

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Anaplastic ganglioglioma with malignant features in both neuronal and glial components--case report.
 

Author(s): Tomoyuki Kawataki, Eiji Sato, Takashi Sato, Hiroyuki Kinouchi

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2010 ;50(3):228-31.

 

A 34-year-old man presented with a case of anaplastic ganglioglioma with malignant features in both neuronal and glial components manifesting as seizure episodes over 11 months. The tumor was subtotally removed, followed by irradiation and chemotherapy. The histological diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2010

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Anaplastic ganglioglioma of the cerebellopontine angle. Case report.
 

Author(s): Kazuhito Matsuzaki, Masaaki Uno, Teruyoshi Kageji, Takanori Hirose, Shinji Nagahiro

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2005 Nov;45(11):591-5.

 

A 64-year-old woman presented with a rare anaplastic ganglioglioma in the right cerebellopontine angle manifesting as dizziness persisting for 2 weeks. Preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed a partially enhanced cystic lesion of the right cerebellopontine angle. The ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2005

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

Anaplastic ganglioglioma in a middle-aged woman: a case report with a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Dong Ho Kang, Chul Hee Lee, Soo Hyun Hwang, In Sung Park, Jong Woo Han, Jin Myung Jung

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2007 Sep;22 Suppl():S139-44.

 

We report a case of anaplastic ganglioglioma. A 45-yr-old woman was admitted with a 5-month history of headache and dizziness, both of which progressed slowly. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging revealed a strong enhancing mass in the left frontal lobe extending to the cingulate ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2007

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