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Presenting a case of Ganglioneuroma with abdominal pain in a five year old boy
Ramin Haghighi , Negar Dadpour , Seyyed Hasan Seyed-Sharifi
Student Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, I. R. Iran. , Hsharifi368@yahoo.com
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Background: Ganglioneuroma as a neuroblastoma-family tumor is a rare case with a ganglion cell origin. In most cases, ganglioneuroma is found in the mediastinal and retroperitoneal incidentally and may be presented with nonspecific symptoms. Here, we reported a 5-year-old boy with a retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma referred with abdominal pain.

Case Report: The case was a 5 years old boy with abdominal pain started one month ego, the pain is not generalized in a specific abdominal area. Patient in the physical examination had tenderness and mass in the right side of the abdomen. Laboratory tests, except for urine analysis, were normal. Imaging assessment reported one huge mass in the right side of retroperitoneal cavity. According to the patient's condition was decided to perform laparotomy. The pathological examination of the samples confirmed the ganglioneuroma.

Conclusion: For a case manifested with pain and the abdominal and retroperitoneal mass are established in his/her imaging. The ganglioneuroma should be considered as a differential diagnosis. The treatment and the final diagnosis of the anglioneuroma are accomplished through complete surgical resection of the lesion and histology.

Keywords: Ganglioneuroma, Retroperitoneal, Mediastinal, Abdominal mass, Child
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: medicine, paraclinic
Received: 2017/05/22 | Revised: 2017/07/29 | Accepted: 2017/05/22 | Published: 2017/05/22
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