Intrathoracic ganglioneuroma in an elderly patient over 70 years of age

Riichiroh Maruyama, Junko Tanaka, Shin Ichiro Maehara, Hiroshi Saeki, Mitsuru Kinjo, Hidefumi Higashi

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

3 被引用数 (Scopus)


We herein present an exceedingly rare case of intrathoracic ganglioneuroma that was surgically resected in an elderly patient over 70 years of age. A 74-year-old woman was asymptomatic, but a computed tomography (CT) scan of the thorax indicated the presence of a posterior mediastinal mass paravertebrally. A thoracotomy was thus performed under a strongly suggested diagnosis of a neurogenic tumor because of the appearance and position of the mass on the chest CT and magnetic resonance imaging findings, and measuring 6.9 x 5.8 x 1.6 cm. Not only tumors originating from the nerve sheath, but also neurogenic tumors occurring in young patients such as ganglioneuroma, should be included in the different diagnosis of posterior mediastinal tumor occurring in elderly patients.

ジャーナルGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
出版ステータス出版済み - 10月 2007

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 外科
  • 呼吸器内科
  • 循環器および心血管医学


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