Gangliogliomas are rare pediatric brain tumors that are fortunately associated with a high rate of cure. Only about 10% behave aggessively. Because of their rarity, no prospective studies have been performed regarding gangliogliomas. Data suggest a historic 20-year survival rate of approximately 80 percent. According to a recent review of four types of treatment complete removal should be performed whenever safely possible and does not require postoperative irradiation. If resection is partail, radiation therapy improves local control of both low-grade and high-grade tumors and, thus, should be considered seriously. Temodar has only been used in a few cases.

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