Spinal cord ganglioglioma in a child with neurofibromatosis Type 2: Case report and literature review

Paul D. Sawin, Nicholas Theodore, Harold L. Rekate

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Abstract

Gangliogliomas of the spinal cord are rare disease entities that occur in early childhood. Their occurrence in association with neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) has not been described. The authors describe the unique case of a 2-year-old child with stigmata of NF2 who harbored a spinal cord ganglioglioma that presented as a rapidly growing, exophytic intramedullary mass lesion at the cervicomedullary junction. Treatment consisted of complete surgical resection. Histopathological analysis of the lesion demonstrated a mixed population of neoplastic cells, of both neuronal and glial lineage, that supported the diagnosis of ganglioglioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume90
Issue number4 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Apr 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Neurocutaneous disorders
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 2
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Surgical resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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