Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors or DNETs are benign brain tumors that most commonly arise at supratentorial sites. The cerebellum is an infrequent location for DNETs. The researchers have studied a case of cerebellar DNET along with a literature review—a girl aged two years and three months presented with gait instability. Imaging examination showed a substantial cystic-solid mass with mixed densities/signal intensities in the cerebellum. And the patient achieved a good prognosis.

Cerebellar DNET lacks characteristic imaging-based signs, and the diagnosis mainly relies on pathological examination. However, this diagnosis should be considered when a cerebellar lesion in a child consists of a cystic-solid mass with mixed densities/signal intensities. The researchers are working hard to find some more evidence regarding the issue. As there are no active cases found, the researchers are trying to study it, searching for new facts and evidence. In the future, if similar cases come into the knowledge, the doctors will indeed explore those case reports as well to find any other outcome from the treatment. If the result is different from the previous case, it will be an excellent opportunity to find a new opening to the world of research.

Ref: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02688697.2020.1749990