Postoperative regression of desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas: report of two cases.

  title={Postoperative regression of desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas: report of two cases.},
  author={Hideo Takeshima and Yoshihiro Kawahara and Hirofumi Hirano and So-ichi Obara and Masaki Niiro and Jun-ichi Kuratsu},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={979-83; discussion 983-4}
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas (DIGs) are extremely rare tumors that respond well to treatment. However, their biological behavior remains to be clarified. We describe two patients whose DIGs spontaneously regressed after surgery, without adjuvant therapy. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 9-month-old girl presented with left hemiparesis, and a 6-month-old boy presented with increasing head circumference. For both patients, neuroimaging demonstrated a huge cystic tumor… CONTINUE READING

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