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Coexistence of a ganglioglioma and Rasmussen's encephalitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10461077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A small number of recent reports have documented coexisting cerebral pathologic entities in patients with Rasmussen's encephalitis. We report the case of a 4-year-old boy who presented with refractory seizures and was found to have both a ganglioglioma and Rasmussen's encephalitis of the same hemisphere. The patient ultimately underwent a functional hemispherectomy with excellent seizure control. We also review the clinical and pathologic hallmarks of both gangliogliomas and Rasmussen's encephalitis. We hope that the addition of this patient to the small but growing literature on dual pathology in Rasmussen's encephalitis may help shed some light on the etiology of this mysterious disease.
K S Firlik; P D Adelson; R L Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-22     Completed Date:  1999-11-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology,  surgery
Brain Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Chronic Disease
Encephalitis / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Ganglioglioma / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Seizures / etiology,  surgery

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