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Laparoscopic excision of a retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23484584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Ganglioneuromas are rare benign tumors originating from ganglion cells. Ganglioneuromas are detected incidentally because they are asymptomatic. We report a case of laparoscopic excision of a retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma.
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49-y-old female was admitted to our medical center with the complaint of abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasound showed a hypoechoic solid lesion at the level of the liver hilum, adjacent to the pancreas. Computerized tomography scan confirmed the presence of a thin walled mass 44 mm in diameter, adjacent to the pancreas and liver. Laparoscopic excision of the retroperitoneal mass was planned. The tumor was removed en bloc, and the pathologic diagnosis was ganglioneuroma. The patient was discharged from the hospital on the third postoperative day without any complications.
CONCLUSION: Minimally invasive surgery has been shown to be safe and reliable in patients with retroperitoneal tumors.
Orhan Alimoglu; Mujgan Caliskan; Aylin Acar; Mustafa Hasbahceci; Tolga Canbak; Gurhan Bas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1086-8089     ISO Abbreviation:  JSLS     Publication Date:    2012 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-14     Completed Date:  2013-05-14     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884618     Medline TA:  JSLS     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  668-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Ganglioneuroma / diagnosis,  surgery*
Laparoscopy / methods*
Middle Aged
Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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