Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma

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Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma

Synonyms: SEGA

A rare low-grade astrocytoma characterized by a benign slowly growing lesion typically arising in the wall of the lateral ventricles composed of large ganglioid astrocytes. The tumor corresponds to WHO grade I and typically occurs during the first two decades of life in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex. Most patients present with worsening of epilepsy or symptoms of increased intracranial pressure.

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