Giant pediatric intrathoracic ganglioneuroma: a case report and review of the literature

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Konuk Balcı B. M., Kocaman G., Sakallı M. A., Yenigün B. M., Gürsoy Çoruh A., Kırmızı B. A., ...More

Current Thoracic Surgery, vol.7, no.2, pp.92-96, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.26663/cts.2022.015
  • Journal Name: Current Thoracic Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-96
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


Ganglioneuroma is an extremely rare (incidence 1/1,000,000) well-differentiated neurogenic tumor that mostly originates from neural crest cells. The average age of diagnosis is 7 years old and it is mostly located in the posterior mediastinum (37.5%). Here we present a 10-year-old girl with a giant thoracic ganglioneuroma. The tumor was resected via posterolateral thoracotomy. With our case report included, there are 10 cases of surgically treated pediatric giant intrathoracic ganglioneuroma.