Korean J Helicobacter Up Gastrointest Res.  2019 Sep;19(3):198-201. 10.7704/kjhugr.2019.19.3.198.

A Case of Incidental Retroperitoneal Ganglioneuroma

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. neofaceoff@hanmail.net
  • 2Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Ganglioneuroma is a rare benign tumor originating from the neural crest cells. It occurs most commonly in the retroperitoneum and posterior mediastinum and is often found in the neck or pelvis. It may be detected incidentally or detected by pressure effects on the adjacent structures due to its slow growth. However, some functional tumors may secrete catecholamines and present with some clinical symptoms. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice. We describe here a case of a retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma which was removed completely by surgery. We review the literature and discuss the clinical features of a ganglioneuroma.

Keyword

Ganglioneuroma; Neoplasms; Surgery

MeSH Terms

Catecholamines
Ganglioneuroma*
Mediastinum
Neck
Neural Crest
Pelvis
Catecholamines
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