CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2009; 30(03): 105-107
DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.64256

Ganglioneuroma of the retroperitoneum presenting as a pediatric renal mass

Sanju Cyriac
Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India
Lakshmi Srinivas
Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India
N Kathiresan
Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India
Shirley Sundersingh
Department of Pathology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India
Vandana Mahajan
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India
T.G. Sagar
Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India
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Ganglioneuroma is the benign representative of peripheral neuroblastic tumors, with localized and predominant thoracic presentations in older children. They often have an excellent outcome with surgery alone. A 12-year-old girl presented with an incidentally detected abdominal mass, which was clinicoradiologically a renal mass. Laparotomy revealed a mass adherent to the anterior surface of the right kidney. The mass was carefully dissected out, sacrificing a portion of the inferior vena cava. Histopathological diagnosis was that of a ganglioneuroma. She was kept under follow up.

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19 November 2021

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