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Case Report
Cervical Ganglioneuroma in Pediatric Age: A Case Report
1 Department of Otorhinolarynogology, Braga Hospital, Braga, Portugal  
Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56: 237-240
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2018.3690
Key Words: Ganglioneuroma, neuroblastoma, neurogenic neck tumors, benign cervical masses, pediatric neck tumors
Abstract

 

Ganglioneuroma is a rare, benign, non-invasive tumor emerging from the sympathetic system. Of these tumors, only 8% occur in the neck. In this report, we present a case of a 13-year-old girl with a 2-year history of enlarging neck mass. Her only complaint, aside from neck swelling, was dysphagia. Physical and radiological examinations revealed a large mass centered in the right carotid space. A transcervical approach was used to excise the tumor emerging from the sympathetic ganglia. The patient developed temporary Horner's syndrome postoperatively. In a few weeks, she was completely asymptomatic. Histological examination was compatible with ganglioneuroma. Surgical excision is the only definite treatment of cervical ganglioneuroma and is also the only way to confirm the diagnosis. Injury during surgery may result in significant morbidity.

 

Cite this article as: Lima AF,  Moreira FC, Menezes A, Dias L. Cervical Ganglioneuroma in Pediatric Age: A Case Report. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56(4): 237-40.

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