Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 9, pp 1625–1628 | Cite as

Suprasellar ganglioglioma presenting as a middle cerebral artery infarction

  • Laura PastorEmail author
  • Sara Iglesias
  • Bienvenido Ros
  • Bernardo Weil
  • María Isabel Martínez-León
  • Miguel Ángel Arráez
Case Report



Gangliogliomas are a relatively rare neoplasm with a major incidence in the pediatric population. As the temporal lobes are the most common site, patients usually present with seizures.

Case report

We report the case of a 9-year-old child with an extensive suprasellar ganglioglioma presenting with a cerebral infarction due to direct compression of the medium cerebral artery.


Suprasellar lesions can compress adjacent vascular structures, so an accurate diagnosis is necessary for an early treatment.


Ganglioglioma Optic pathway Suprasellar tumor BRAF V600E Brain stroke 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurosurgery DepartmentHospital Regional Universitario de MálagaMálagaSpain
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor NegrínLas Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain
  3. 3.Pathology DepartmentHospital Regional Universitario de MálagaMálagaSpain
  4. 4.Radiology DepartmentHospital Regional Universitario de MálagaMálagaSpain

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