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Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 June 2018, last major update December 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Ganglioneuroblastoma mediastinum

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Ganglioneuroblastoma. website. Accessed July 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Neuroblastomas, ganglioneuromas and ganglioneuroblastoma are together classified as neuroblastic tumors (Radiographics 2002;22:911)
  • Excision is usually adequate treatment for ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Usually < 1 year old
Case reports
Gross description
  • Well circumscribed, often encapsulated
Gross images

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Soft, fleshy, homogenous tumor surface

Relatively homogeneous, tan appearance

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Intermediate degree of differentiation between neuroblastoma and ganglioneuroma, comparable to a differentiating neuroblastoma or immature ganglioneuroma
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Mature ganglion tissue and Schwannian stroma

Immature neuroblastic tissue

Homer Wright rosettes