Turkish Neurosurgery 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 4
Ganglioglioma Mimicking the Cerebral Abscess in Advanced Age: A Case Report
Cem ATABEY1, Ahmet EROGLU1, Cem DINC2, Ahmet COLAK1
1GATA Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Clinic of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Atasehir Memorial Hospital, Clinic of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.5682-12.2 Ganglioglioma is one of the rare mixed neuronal glial tumors of the central nerve system. It is responsible for 0.4 – 2% of the intracranial tumors observed in infants and young matures. Its most common localization is the supratentorial region. Typically, the first symptom is epilepsy. Due to the glial structure, that rare tumor can exhibit a malign transformation. Growing slowly through several months or years, it forms neurological dysfunction. The standard treatment of that supratentorial tumor is usually total resection. If an anaplastic quality is observed, the patient undergoes radiotherapy after the surgical intervention. In this article, we presented a 53-year-old patient who presented with headache and dysphasia. The patient was operated for the cystic mass in the left parietal lobe reported as an abscess. The pathology was reported as ganglioglioma and we discussed the case according to the literature. Keywords : Ganglioglioma, Abscess, Glial tumor
Corresponding author : Ahmet Eroglu, drahmeteroglu@gmail.com