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Computed tomography of intracerebral gangliogliomas

  • Robert A. Zimmerman
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Robert A. Zimmerman, M.D., Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spiuce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.
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    Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Larissa T. Biianiuk
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    Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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      Abstract

      CT and clinical findings in 6 histologically proven cases of intracerebral gangliogliomas (out of 14,000 cranial CT examinations are presented. The tumor is most often isodense, with areas of calcification. Even though CT findings are nonspecific, they are suggestive of the benign nature of the tumor. When this histologically confirmed (by biopsy) the more aggressive forms of treatment may be obviated.
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