Long-term drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy associated with a mixed ganglioglioma and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor in an elderly patient

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Abstract

Mixed ganglioglioma and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNET) is an extremely rare neuropathological diagnosis. The sparse number of patients described are children or young adults with long-term drug-resistant epilepsy.We report on a rare case of this tumor in a 61-year-old patient with an epilepsy duration of almost 60 years. This patient received an epilepsy surgery work-up with the intention to cure his drug-resistant epilepsy by performing a complete lesionectomy. The available literature on these mixed tumors is reviewed.A contrast-enhancing mixed ganglioglioma and DNET can mimic a malignant tumor and appears not only in children and young adults, but also in the elderly patients with chronic epilepsy. A long-lasting epilepsy, in this case almost 60 years, can be completely cured by a complete lesionectomy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S243-S246
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Volume7
Issue numberSuppl 9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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