Overview

Ganglioglioma is a low-grade glioma brain tumor of mixed cell types (neuron and glial vibes), accounting for almost 1% of all brain tumors. These tumors are benign and do not spread in the surrounding tissues. In rare cases, it may transform into a malignant, high-grade tumor.

Ganglioglioma tumor is often present in the temporal lobe and tends to cause epilepsy. A sizer may be the first symptom that Ganglioglioma is present. These are very rare and mostly occur in children and adults.

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    Symptoms

    Following are some of the most commonly observed symptoms of Ganglioglioma in people:

    • Seizures
    • Severe headache
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Fatigue
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    Diagnosis

    If your doctor suspects you have ganglioglioma, they may order a series of tests to form an accurate diagnosis. Tests may include:

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Computerized tomography scan (CT)
    • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
    • Biopsy
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    Treatment

    Once all tests are completed, a team of specialists will review the test results and create the best treatment plan for you. Ganglioglioma treatment options include:

    • Neurosurgery
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiotherapy

    Why Choose Us?

    Housed with the latest technology, equipment, and well-renowned neurosurgeons, Southern California Brain & Spine Surgery is one of the best spine centers for the treatment of Ganglioglioma and other types of brain tumors. We work with each patient to provide custom treatment plans based on their condition and test results.

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    Advanced diagnostic methods

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    State-of-the-art technology

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    Minimally Invasive Surgery

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    Patient-centered approach

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    Recovery with less downtime

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    Outstanding patient care

    For more information call us at (213) 369-4583 or visit our office in Los Angeles today!

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Is Ganglioglioma cancerous?
    A:

    Ganglioglioma is a low-grade tumor, usually classified as a grade 1 or 2 glioma. They are very small, grow relatively slowly, and do not spread to the surrounding tissues.

    What is Anaplastic Ganglioglioma?
    A:

    Anaplastic ganglioglioma (AGG) is a rare but more aggressive type of ganglioglioma. They have been classified as grade 3 gliomas and are difficult to treat. Such types of tumors can recur after surgery so radiotherapy and chemotherapy are used to control the progression.

    Do symptoms of ganglioglioma tumors show up suddenly?
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    Ganglioglioma grows very slowly so a patient may have been having symptoms for months before it is diagnosed. However, in some cases, symptoms appear suddenly, usually beginning with seizures.

    What causes Ganglioglioma?
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    Gangliogliomas is a low-grade tumor that occurs when a single cell starts dividing into more cells, turning into a tumor in the brain. This may happen due to a genetic anomaly in the genes that control cell division.

    What are the risk factors for developing Ganglioglioma?
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    Children who have genetic syndromes such as tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis 1 are more likely to develop ganglioglioma. However, in some cases, these tumors occur independently of any genetic syndrome.