Journal of Clinical & Experimental OncologyISSN: 2324-9110

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Case Report, J Clin Exp Oncol Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Ganglioneuroblastoma of the Cerebellum: A Case Report

Samuel O Akodu1*, Moshood G Abideen2 and Uchechukwu O Adediji1
1Department of Paediatric, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
2Department of Medicine, 445 Nigerian Air Force Hospitals, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Dr Samuel Olufemi AKODU
Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: +2348023187026
Received: July 17, 2014 Accepted: September 25, 2014 Published: September 29, 2014
Citation: Akodu SO, Abideen MG, Adediji UO (2014) Ganglioneuroblastoma of the Cerebellum: A Case Report. J Clin Exp Oncol 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-9110.1000132


Ganglioneuroblastoma of the Cerebellum: A Case Report

Background: Ganglioneuroblastoma of the cerebellum is a rare childhood malignancy.

Methods: A case report of a child with gangliocerebelloneuroblastoma.

Results: A 2 years and 11 months old boy presented with acute onset of bilateral weakness in lower and upper limbs, unsteady gait, headache, and dysarthria. The Computerized Tomography scan of brain was indicative of posterior fossa tumor. Midline suboccipital craniotomy was done with histological examination of tumor tissue sections confirming cerebellar neuroblastoma (World Health Organization grade IV). Patient received chemotherapy in addition to surgery. Six months post-chemotherapy follow-up confirmed no recurrence.

Conclusion: Gangliocerebelloblastoma is a rare complication in children. It further draws attention to the importance of ganglioneuroblastoma as a differential to be considered for cerebellar tumors in children.

Keywords: Ganglioneuroblastoma, Childhood malignancy,Cerebellum

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