Current Thoracic Surgery 2022 , Vol 7 , Issue 2
Giant pediatric intrathoracic ganglioneuroma: a case report and review of the literature
Buse Mine Konuk Balcı1,Gökhan Kocaman1,Mehmet Ali Sakallı2,Bülent Mustafa Yenigün1,Ayşegül Gürsoy Çoruh3,Bilge Ayça Kırmızı4,Aylin Heper4,Serkan Enön1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Iskenderun State Hospital, Hatay, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
44Department of Radiology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2022.015 Viewed : 200 - Downloaded : 118 Ganglioneuroma is an extremely rare (incidence 1/1,000,000) well-differentiated neurogenic tumor that mostly originates from neural crest cells. The average age of diagnosis is 7 years old and it is mostly located in the posterior mediastinum (37.5%). Here we present a 10-year-old girl with a giant thoracic ganglioneuroma. The tumor was resected via posterolateral thoracotomy. With our case report included, there are 10 cases of surgically treated pediatric giant intrathoracic ganglioneuroma. Keywords : giant, ganglioneuroma, pediatric, thoracic surgery, posterior mediastinal tumors