Major cervical ganglioneuroblastoma: A case report.
Medication (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(12):e0090
Authors: Lu D, Liu J, Chen Y, Chen F, Yang H
RATIONALE: Ganglioneuroblastoma is normally situated within the adrenal gland, retroperitoneal ganglia, or posterior mediastinum, however not often happens within the parapharyngeal area.
PATIENT CONCERNS: A Four-year-old woman introduced with grievance of progressive inspiratory dyspnea and dysphagia, accompanying left-side Horner’s syndrome.
DIAGNOSE: Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a large mass with irregular low density in left oropharyngeal and posterior pharyngeal wall. The left carotid artery sheath was pushed to the proper. After enhancement, the central a part of the mass was strengthened, and the encompassing bones buildings appeard regular. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed a stable mass within the left parapharyngeal area displacing the left carotid sheath posteriorly and laterally. A ganglioneuroblastoma was recognized.
INTERVATIONS: The woman was handled by surgical procedure.
OUTCOMES: The postoperative course was uneventful. There was no recurrence was noticed in the course of the 1-year follow-up.
LESSONS: The first cervical ganglioneuroblastoma is uncommon, we advisable the ganglioneuroblastoma ought to be thought of within the differential analysis of a kid presenting with a parapharyngeal area mass.
PMID: 29561407 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]