Soft tissue tumors

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PubMed Search: Ganglioneuroblastoma mediastinum

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Ganglioneuroblastoma. website. Accessed May 8th, 2021.
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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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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