Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma, Childhood Tumor: Statistics

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 02/2022

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about when desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma (DIG) is diagnosed. You will also read general information on surviving the disease. Use the menu to see other pages.

Brain and spinal cord tumors are the second most common type of cancer in children ages 0 to 14, after leukemia. However, DIG is a rare type of childhood brain tumor that is found mainly in children younger than 18 months.

Children with DIG have an excellent chance of recovery when the tumor is completely removed through surgery (see Types of Treatment).

Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts & Figures 2022, and the National Institute of Health's Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. (All sources accessed January 2022).

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It explains that there are currently no known factors linked with an increased chance of developing DIG. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.