Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor: A curable cause of seizures

Z. Weissman, S. Michowitz, A. Shuper, L. Kornreich, J. Amir

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Abstract

Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) was first characterized in 1988 by Daumas-Duport and Scheithauer [1], who described 39 cases in children with morphologically distinct brain tumors. Partial complex seizures (PCSs), well-defined neuroimages, and typical pathologic findings were characteristic. Surgical resection of the tumor was usually curative. We present a new case of a child with PCSs who was diagnosed and treated for DNT. The clinical presentation and the difficulties of the differential diagnosis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-468
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Hematology and Oncology
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • dysembryoplastic
  • neuroepithelial
  • seizures
  • tumor

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