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Ganglioneurocytoma of the third ventricle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15015666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a very rare case of an intracranial ganglioneurocytoma. This 57-year-old female patient noticed some concentration difficulties for about 5 months. Visual acuity was 80% on both sides. CT and MRI of her head demonstrated a 3 x 2.5 x 2.8 cm3 lesion within the third ventricle with inhomogenous enhancement of contrast medium. After a right pterional approach the tumor could be removed completely. Postoperatively there was a paresis of the oculomotor nerve on the right side and psychological changes. Histological examination revealed neuronal differentiation with neurocytes and small ganglionic cells and the tumor was graded as a ganglioneurocytoma (WHO grade II). Follow-up examination 6 months after the operation showed improvement of her third nerve paresis and of her neuropsychological deficits. MRI showed no recurrence.
Ralf Buhl; Hongguang Huang; Heinz H Hugo; Hubertus M Mehdorn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-oncology     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0167-594X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurooncol.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-12     Completed Date:  2004-04-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309335     Medline TA:  J Neurooncol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / chemistry,  pathology*,  surgery
Ganglioneuroma / chemistry,  pathology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Third Ventricle / pathology*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tumor Markers, Biological / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tumor Markers, Biological

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