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Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma


Other Names for this Disease
  • DIG
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Overview


Desmoplastic infantile gangliomas (DIGs) are rare brain tumors that are normally located in the frontal or parietal lobes of the brain. They are usually diagnosed before 18 months of age with most infants presenting with a short duration of symptoms. Although seizures are not commonly observed, a bulging fontanelle, rapid head growth, vomiting, and a sunset sign are usually noted. The standard treatment for DIGs is surgical resection (surgical procedure in which the portion of the brain with the tumor is removed).[1]
Last updated: 7/30/2013

References

  1. Smith SH. Uncommon Pediatric Brain Tumors. In: Raghavan D, Brecher ML, Johnson DH, Meropol NJ, Moots PL, Rose PG. Textbook of Uncommon Cancer. 3rd ed. England: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2006;
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