Orphanet: Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma

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Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma

Disease definition

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.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • SEGA
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: D43.2
  • ICD-11: 2A00.0Y  XH1L48
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0205768
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 10632
  • MedDRA: -

Detailed information


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