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Revista Colombiana de Cancerología

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CARVAJAL-BARRIOS, Gustavo Adolfo et al. Arteriovenous malformation masking associated anaplastic ganglioglioma in an adolescent. rev.colomb.cancerol. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.4, pp.180-185. ISSN 0123-9015.

Grade III anaplastic ganglioglioma is an aggressive, rare, and radiosensitive central nervous system (CNS) tumour. It is more common in males, with a ratio of 1.3 to 1. Its peak incidence is in the third decade of life. Only 10 cases were recorded in children in Colombia from 2000 to 2014, with a fatal outcome in spite of radiation therapy. This is a case of an adolescent, who began having headaches, with warning signs related to an arteriovenous malformation hindering the diagnosis of this rare tumour. This presented in its aggressive, multi-focus form. Knowledge of clinical manifestations of space-occupying intracranial lesions facilitates the assessment and treatment of affected children.

Keywords : Brain tumour; Child; Intracranial hypertension; Ganglioglioma; Headache.

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