Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma masquerading as an arachnoid cyst

Pankaj Nepal, Vijayanadh Ojili, Narendra Adhikari, Neeta Ghimire

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma (DIG) is a rare supratentorial brain tumor, which is usually diagnosed before the age of two and has a favorable prognosis. To date, only a few cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of DIG in a threemonth- old boy who presented to our pediatric emergency department with decreased activity and excessive crying. This case report highlights the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MR I) findings of this rare tumor. Non-contrast CT scan findings in our case initially masqueraded as an extra-axial arachnoid cyst; however, the MR I findings after contrast agent administration were typical for the diagnosis of DIG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-468
Number of pages5
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2019


  • Brain neoplasms
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Tomography
  • X-ray computed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma masquerading as an arachnoid cyst'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this