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- Question: What is desmoplastic infantile tumor? Is it more than one different type? My nephew has this and I want to know all about it. He is just 3 months old and they find malignant cells and benign cells. What is this type?
There are two types of tumors that this might be. They are quite different appearing but both often occur in infancy. One is
Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) and the other Desmoplastic
Infantile Ganglioglioma (DIG). Both are mouthfuls to say. The good news is that, although they may look very malignant under the
microscope, their behavior is usually benign and most of the time surgery is
curative and no further treatment is needed.