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A Rare Adrenal Incidentaloma: Case Report of a Right Adrenal Ganglioneuroma

1Department of Digestive surgery B, Ibn Sina Teaching Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

2Department of Anatomopathology, Ibn Sina Teaching Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco


Global Journal of Surgery. 2020, Vol. 8 No. 1, 17-20
DOI: 10.12691/js-8-1-4
Copyright © 2020 Science and Education Publishing

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Youssef Jakhlal, Ahmed Jahid, Settaf Abdellatif. A Rare Adrenal Incidentaloma: Case Report of a Right Adrenal Ganglioneuroma. Global Journal of Surgery. 2020; 8(1):17-20. doi: 10.12691/js-8-1-4.

Correspondence to: Youssef  Jakhlal, Department of Digestive surgery B, Ibn Sina Teaching Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. Email: jakhlalyoussef2015@gmail.com

Abstract

Adrenal ganglioneuroma (AGN) is an extremely rare and benign tumor that originates from the neural crest tissue of the sympathetic nervous system. The majority of cases are detected incidentally. It presents a challenging preoperative diagnostic differential with other solid adrenal tumors. However, the assessment and management of AGNs are similar to other adrenal tumors. We present a case of a 40-year-old female referred to our institution for a right solid adrenal mass that was detected incidentally on an abdominal CT scan (4×5×5cm). The patient underwent laparoscopic surgical excision of the tumor. The histopathology examination showed areas of spindle cells and scattered mature ganglionic cells compatible with AGN.

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