Ganglioglioma and Gangliocytoma

  • Adekunle M. Adesina
  • Ronald A. Rauch


These are neuroepithelial tumors composed of mature neurons (gangliocytoma) or a mixed population of ganglion cells and glial cells (ganglioglioma). Well differentiated gangliocytomas are classified as WHO grade I while gangliogliomas may be classified as WHO grade I or II. Anaplastic ganglioglioma with a malignant glial component is classified as WHO grade III. Gangliogliomas and gangliocytomas may occur in all age groups but they are frequently seen in the young with a peak between the age of 10 and 30 years and representing about 0.4% of all tumors in the central nervous system.


Ganglioglioma Glioneuronal Pilocytic Gangliocytoma DNET-ganglioglioma overlap 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adekunle M. Adesina
    • 1
  • Ronald A. Rauch
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Neuropathology and Molecular Neuropathology Laboratory, Department of PathologyTexas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of MedicineTexas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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