Case Report| Volume 16, ISSUE 12, P1692-1694, December 2009

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Sacral ganglioneuroma in a 19-year-old woman


      Ganglioneuroma is a rare benign neural crest tumour, located usually in the posterior mediastinum and retroperitoneum. It tends to acquire significant size before symptoms or clinical signs become apparent. We report a 19-year-old female who underwent excision of a pelvisacral ganglioneuroma via a Pfannenstiel incision, after an abdominopelvic CT scan for investigation of left iliac fossa pain and menorrhagia detected a pelvic mass. This report highlights the importance of complete surgical excision of these lesions and the collaboration of multiple surgical units in managing these often large, variably located tumours.


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