Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumour (DNT)

A Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor (DNT) is a rare, typically benign (noncancerous) brain tumour most often diagnosed in children and young adults. These tumours are generally associated with seizures as a primary symptom and are classified as a type of glioma arising from the supportive tissue of the brain. DNTs are known for their low potential to grow aggressively or spread to other parts of the brain, making them less dangerous than other brain tumours. Treatment usually focuses on controlling seizures and may involve surgery to remove the tumour, which can potentially cure the condition. Due to their benign nature, individuals diagnosed with DNT often have a favourable long-term outlook, especially when the tumour can be completely removed.