Gangliocytic paraganglioma of the duodenum: case report.

S. Dante, G. Viale, P. Dalla Palma

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Abstract

A case of gangliocytic paraganglioma of the second portion of the duodenal loop is presented. The tumor was polypoid and, histologically, composed of mature ganglion cells, spindle cells and epithelial-like cells. Immunocytochemical examination demonstrated the presence of neurofilament 200 K and S-100 protein only in the first two types of cells; all the cells were positive for neuron-specific enolase. The reaction for cytokeratin was negative in all neoplastic components. According to morphologic and immunocytochemical findings, we suggest a hamartomatous nature of this entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
JournalTumori
Volume73
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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