Ganglioglioma of the lateral ventricle presenting with blepharospasm - case report and review of the literature. Academic Article uri icon


  • Gangliogliomas of the lateral ventricle are unusual tumours of the central nervous system. We report a 25-year-old female who presented with a 4-week history of generalized headaches associated with left-sided blepharospasm. Clinical examination revealed bilateral papilloedema but no focal neurological deficits. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a large lesion within the left lateral ventricle. Gross total surgical resection of the lesion was performed through a para-sagittal, trans-callosal approach. Histopathological analysis revealed the diagnosis of ganglioglioma. The post-operative course was uneventful, with complete resolution of both the headaches and blepharospasm. The presentation with an ipsilateral blepharospasm has never previously been reported in the setting of a lateral ventricular tumour.

published proceedings

  • J Clin Neurosci

author list (cited authors)

  • Yin Foo Lee, G., Scott, G., Blumbergs, P. C., Patrick Brophy, B., & Lionel Crompton, J.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Yin Foo Lee, G||Scott, G||Blumbergs, PC||Patrick Brophy, B||Lionel Crompton, J

publication date

  • May 2001