Diagnostic imaging findings of pelvic retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma in a child: a case report with the emphasis on initial ultrasound findings

Deniz Turkyılmaz Mut, Umut Percem Orhan Soylemez, Mesut Demir, Canan Tanık, Alper Ozel


Ganglioneuromas are rare benign tumors of neural crest origin developed along the sympathetic chain. The pelvic retroperitoneum is the rarest location of these tumors. Clinically these tumors are commonly asypmtomatic even if they reach large sizes. Here we report the radiological features of a 16 year old boy with pathologically proven retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma that was detected initially by ultrasound. Relevant literature is also discussed.


ganglioneuroma; pelvic; ultrasonography; CT; MRI

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu.2013.2066.181.usf


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