Ganglioglioma

Overview


Tumour Group: Gliomas and Non-Malignant Brain Tumours
WHO Grade: Grade I
Prevalence/Incidence:  
Typical Age Range:  

Contents
Description of Tumour
Symptoms
Treatment / Standard of Care
Prognosis
References

Description of Tumour


Gangliogliomas are generally slow-growing tumours and may occur anywhere in the brain although the temporal lobe and cerebellar hemispheres are the most common sites.

They are non-malignant tumours that arise from ganglia-type cells. 

Symptoms


Limited information regarding the symptoms of ganglioglioma.

Treatment / Standard of Care


Treatment is usually total removal by surgery. On occasion, radiation therapy is used.

Prognosis  


A prognosis is an estimate of the likely progress of a disease after a diagnosis, based on an average patient group. Since every person is different, please take time to talk with your health care team about how this information applies to you.

By clicking on 'Expand,' a statistic on the prognosis for gangliogliomas will be shown.

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For brain tumour patients, a prognosis depends on several factors, which can include age and other health issues, the size of the tumour, its molecular profile, the type of tumour, how much can be removed, and its response to treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Limited information available for this type of tumour and/or related conditions.

References


Image credited to Oluwole Fadare et al. [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Sarah was first diagnosed with a ganglioglioma when she was 10 years old. The two years leading up to that were filled with seizures but Sarah and her family strived to make the time as normal as they could. Today, ten years later, Sarah is doing extremely well, finishing university and aims to be a counsellor for children and teens who have been through major surgery. 

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