CYTOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE OF PAEDIATRIC RETROPERITONEAL GANGLIONEUROMA- A RARE CASE REPORT
Ganglioneuroma is a benign tumor that originates from primordial neural crest cells which migrate from the mantle layer of the developing spinal cord to the sympathetic ganglia, adrenal medulla, and other sites. The most affected anatomical sites are the posterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum, adrenal gland, head and neck. It occurs most commonly in children over 10 years of age and consists of ganglion and Schwann cells. We report a case of 9 – year- old male child who presented with mass per abdomen in the right hypochondrium. Fine needle aspiration cytology showed mature ganglion cells and cluster of Schwann cells suggestive of Ganglioneuroma. Cytology diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological examination of tru-cut biopsy and subsequently excised specimen. On regular follow he is doing fine without any symptoms.
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