Adrenal ganglioneuroma: Case report Adrenal Ganglionöroma: Olgu Sunumu

Kiliçli F., Acibucu F., Dökmetaş H. S., Elagöz Ş., Gökçe G., Öztoprak İ.

Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.15, no.3, pp.74-76, 2011 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-76
  • Keywords: Adrenal gland, Ganglioneuroma, Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Ganglioneuroma (GN) is a rare benign tumor arising mainly from neural crest cells and consisting of Schwann and ganglion cells. GN rarely occurs from the adrenal medulla and is observed most commonly in children and young adults. It is not associated with hormonal activity and is clinically asymptomatic. We present a 35-year-old woman whose abdominal ultrasonography for abdominal pain revealed in the right adrenal gland, a biochemically normal mass that was minimally hypointense on T1-weighted and hyperintense on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) and which was pathologically diagnosed as GN after adrenalectomy.