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Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour



Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour
Classification & external resources
ICD-O: 9413/0

Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour, commonly abbreviated DNT, is a type of brain tumour that arises from the oligodendrocyte, a type of brain cell.

Additional recommended knowledge

It falls into Grade I of the WHO classification of brain tumours and, generally, has a good prognosis.[1][2]

Treatment of DNTs is surgical resection.

References

  1. ^ Daumas-Duport C, Scheithauer B, Chodkiewicz J, Laws E, Vedrenne C (1988). "Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor: a surgically curable tumor of young patients with intractable partial seizures. Report of thirty-nine cases". Neurosurgery 23 (5): 545-56. PMID 3143922.
  2. ^ Salah Uddin ABM, Jarmi T. Oligodendroglioma. eMedicine.com. URL: http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic281.htm. Accessed on: April 9, 2007.

See also

 
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