Pediatric Spinal Cord Ganglioglioma

  • Etiology: neoplasm composed of ganglion cells + neoplastic glial elements
  • Imaging: intramedullary tumor with syrinx above and below, cord expansion, contrast enhancement

Radiology Cases of Spinal Cord Ganglioglioma

MRI of ganglioglioma of the spinal cord
Sagittal T1 (above left) and T2 (above middle) MRI of the spine show an intramedullary tumor of the spinal cord extending from T10 to T12 that on sagittal T1 MRI with contrast (above right) shows heterogenous enhancement. Axial T2 MRI (below) better demonstrates the cord expansion caused by the tumor.