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Lhermitte–Duclos Disease Mimicking Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor: A Case ReportFunding The pathological sections and images included in the present case study are supported by the Scientific Research Project (14A0230003).
Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD) is dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum, which is rare, tends to grow slowly, usually has good prognosis, and wherein the cerebellar cortex becomes thick and the central white matter is not observed. On MRI of the brain, it has hyperintense and hypointense presentations on T2- and T1-weighted scans, respectively. It has nonhomogenous contrasting pattern on T1-contrast scans. LDD can be seen unilaterally or bilaterally in the cerebellum. When the disease is located at the cerebellopontine angle, it can be mistaken for the tumors located in this region. Recurrence can occur postoperatively, which is rare. The present case is a rare one because the tumor was located at the cerebellopontine angle and radiologically mimicked cerebellopontine angle tumors.
Article published online:
15 July 2021
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