Disease Information

Brain Tumor: Ganglioglioma

Alternate Names: Gangliocytomas, ganglioneuromas


What is a ganglioglioma?

Gangliogliomas are tumors that start from groups of nerve cells (ganglion and glial cells) and grow in the brain. They are usually small and noncancerous, and they do not spread to other parts of the body.


How common is ganglioglioma?

Gangliogliomas are rare tumors. Most gangliogliomas occur in children and young adults.


What are the symptoms of gangliogliomas?

Symptoms typically develop slowly. Depending on the location, symptoms may include the following:


How is ganglioglioma treated?


What are the survival rates for gangliogliomas?

More than 90% of patients with gagnlioglioma are alive five years after diagnosis.


Why choose St. Jude for your child’s ganglioglioma treatment?

Contact the Brain Tumor Team any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call our Brain Tumor Coordinator, Tabatha E. Doyle, RN:
(901) 595-2544 or
(901) 595-4599

Or email us at braintumors@stjude.org

 

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