Other malignancies

Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Revised: 14 February 2019

Copyright: 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Ganglioneuroblastoma mediastinum

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Ganglioneuroblastoma. website. Accessed September 23rd, 2019.
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

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