ganglioneuroma

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ganglioneuroma

[¦gaŋ·glē·ō·nu̇′rō·mə]
(medicine)
A tumor composed of sympathetic ganglion cells and sheathed nerve fibers.
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Acute presentation of LhermitteDuclos disease, or benign dysplastic cerebellar gangliocytoma, in an adult patient is a rather uncommonly described entity in the literature.(1,2,4) There has been considerable and ongoing debate as to the correct pathophysiologic classification as a hamartomatous lesion or true neoplasm.
In summary, Lhermitte-Duclos disease, or dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum, is a pathognomonic radiologic entity, the diagnosis of which should remain not only in the bailiwick of neuroimaging specialists but general radiologists as well.
These findings supported the proliferation of normal brain tissue as one would find in a dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum, Lhermitte Duclos disease.
Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD) is also known as diffuse hypertrophy of the cerebellar cortex or dysplastic cerebellar gangliocytoma. The lesion arises from the cerebellar cortex, involving replacement of granular cells and Purkinje cells by an overgrowth of cerebellar ganglion cells.
INTRODUCTION: Lhermitte-Duclos disease, also known as dysplastic cerebellar gangliocytoma, is an uncommon tumor of uncertain origin, commonly seen in adults.
(1) Histologically, it has been termed a dysplastic cerebellar gangliocytoma. (1-3) This is because the fundamental nature of the lesion and, particularly, its pathogenesis remain unknown.
Non-glial tumors: (a) Neuronal and mixed neuronal/glial tumors: Ganglioglioma, Gangliocytoma, Central neurocytoma.