Ganglioneuroblastoma: Case report and review of the literature

S. Alessi, M. Grignani, L. Carone

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Neuroblastoma are among the most important tumors of extracranial origin in pediatric patients. They arise from embryonal cells involved in the development of the sympathetic nervous system, whose differentiation has been arrested [1,2]. They are the tumors most frequently diagnosed during the first decade of life. Their evolution is unpredictable, ranging from progression to spontaneous regression or maturation, and their location and metastatic potential vary. Little is known about the cause of these tumors and the risk factors associated with their development. This article describes a typical case of ganglioneuroblastoma and provides a review of the literature on this type of tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • Abdominal mass
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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