rare tumors, gangliogliomas account for 0.4% - 0.9% of intracranial neoplasms.
The peak of its incidence occurs between 10 and 20 years of age. These tumors
are composed of glial and ganglion cells and they are relatively low-grade
neoplasms associated with good prognoses. We report a case of an atypical
calcified ganglioglioma in an 18-year-old woman with history of four months of
stabbing right-sided parietal headache, paroxysmal. On image studies were noted
the presence of thick wall calcification in gangliogliomas. Although rare, this
atypical ganglioglioma should be included in the differential diagnosis of
lesions occurring in this area of the brain.
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