Type of disease: Rare conditions
Gangliocytoma is a rare tumor of ganglia-type cells, which are groups of nerve cells in the brain. Gangliocytomas can happen at any age but most often appear between the age of 10 and 30 years. Signs and symptoms of this condition are a long history of recurring seizures and increased brain pressure. Typically, these tumors do not become cancerous. Treatment involves surgical removal of the tumor. Radiation may be necesary if the entire tumor can not be removed. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.