Adrenal ganglioneuroma with metabolic activity

A case report

Ryo Kishimoto, Toyohiko Watanabe, Nobuyuki Akazawa

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Abstract

We report the case of adrenal ganglioneuroma with elevated urinary HVA and 131I-MIBG scintigraphy uptake. A 16-year-old woman visited our hospital with strong abdominal pain. Though computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a left adrenal tumor (4 cm × 4 cm × 7 cm) which was considered to be an adrenal ganglioneuroma, this tumor showed metabolic activities (scintigraphy and urinary HVA). We therefore were unale to confirm a diagnosis preoperatively and a decision regarding operation method became quite difficult. The patient finally underwent left adrenalectomy without nephrectomy, and the tumor was diagnosed as ganglioneuroma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-509
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Volume70
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • I-MIBG scintigraphy
  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Metabolic activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Adrenal ganglioneuroma with metabolic activity : A case report. / Kishimoto, Ryo; Watanabe, Toyohiko; Akazawa, Nobuyuki.

In: Nishinihon Journal of Urology, Vol. 70, No. 9, 09.2008, p. 506-509.

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Kishimoto, Ryo ; Watanabe, Toyohiko ; Akazawa, Nobuyuki. / Adrenal ganglioneuroma with metabolic activity : A case report. In: Nishinihon Journal of Urology. 2008 ; Vol. 70, No. 9. pp. 506-509.
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