Dec 7, 2019

Resection of a Symptomatic Dysplastic Cerebellar Gangliocytoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video

Operative Neurosurgery
Tarek Y El AhmadiehToral Patel

Abstract

Lhermitte-Duclos disease, also known as dysplastic cerebellar gangliocytoma, is a rare benign cerebellar tumor that is typically observed but may occasionally become symptomatic and requires surgical intervention. The condition is caused by a mutation in the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) gene, which results in dysregulation of the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway. A germline PTEN mutation results in multi-organ involvement and is termed Cowden syndrome. There is a scarcity of surgical videos in the published literature that demonstrate an intraoperative resection of this lesion and illustrate the pathology in Vivo. We present an operative video of a surgical resection of a symptomatic dysplastic cerebellar gangliocytoma in a 44-yr-old male patient who presented with a 3-mo history of progressive headaches and hydrocephalus. The patient underwent an endoscopic third ventriculostomy and, subsequently, a right suboccipital craniotomy for microsurgical resection of the mass. The procedure was performed with the patient in the lateral position. The microscope was positioned at the head of the bed and the stereotaxic system monitor on the patient's left side. The patient tolerated the procedure well and imaging obtained ...Continue Reading

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Lhermitte-Duclos Disease
In Vivo
Biochemical Pathway
Lateral Decubitus Position
Phosphoric Monoester Hydrolases
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Neoplasms
Face
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Hydrocephalus

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