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Ganglioneuroma in a child with chronic constipation and abdominal pain

Burcu Guven, Akkiz Sahin Yasar, Burhan Beger, Veli Avci


Background: Ganglioneuromas are rare, benign, slow-growing tumors arising from the neural crest. They are most commonly in posterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum, adrenal medulla and neck. They are very rare in presacral region.
Case Report: A 15 year old girl presented with abdominal pain and chronic constipation. A mass was seen between the uterus and sacrococcygeal bone in abdominal CT. It is resected totally and evaluated as ganglioneuroma.
Conclusion: Presacral ganglioneuroma is a benign tumor which is rarely encountered. Patients might present with abdominal pain and constipation complaints as seen in our patient. Therefore, imaging methods should certainly be used for patients with chronic constipation which is resistance to treatment.

Key words: ganglionuroma, pediatric, chronic constipation

Med-Science. 2018; 7(4): 956-8


Medicine Science Vol:7 Issue:4 Year:2018 PP:724-966
Posted in Vol: 7 Issue: 4 Year: 2018 December pp: 1–246

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