Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Ganglioneuroma Always A Histopathological Diagnosis

By Prasad K Shetty, Balaiah K, Gnana Prakash S and Prasanna K Shetty


Neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroblastoma and ganglioneuroma arise from sympathetic tissue in the neck, posterior mediastinum, adrenal gland, retroperitoneum and pelvis Ganglioneuromas are commonly seen in childhood. They are highly differentiated benign tumors and are compatible with long-term disease free survival. Retroperitoneal localization is relatively frequent for these tumors. Due to its rarity and lack of specific radiological findings diagnosis is always postoperative. Here, we present a case of Retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma which was undiagnosed before surgery

Topics: Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Publisher: BS Kakkilaya
Year: 2011
OAI identifier:

Suggested articles


  1. (1997). Adrenal and extraadrenal retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma: imaging findings in 13 adults.
  2. and ganglioneuroma: radiologic-pathologic correlation.
  3. Autonomic dysfunction associated with multiple pelvic ganglioneuromas.
  4. (2000). Cavenee WK. Classification of tumors, pathology and genetics of tumors of the nervous system. World Health Organization,
  5. (1996). Chap 16: Adrenal gland and other paraganglia. In: Ackermans surgical pathology, vol 1, 8th edn.
  6. Clinical manifestations of ganglioneuroma.
  7. Ganglioneuroma presenting as an asymptomatic huge posterior mediastinal and retroperitoneal tumor.
  8. (1992). Retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma: a case report and review of the Japanese literature.
  9. (1999). Retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma: report of a case diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology, with review of the literature. Diagn Cytopathol
  10. Retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma.
  11. (1995). Somatostatin and vasoactive intestinal peptide in neuroblastoma and ganglioneuroma: chromatographic characterization and release during surgery.

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.