Ganglioneuroma of the bladder: Case report and literature review

Ryan W. Tubre, Nathan Locke, Alexander Kats, Eugene Lee, J. Patrick Murphy


Ganglioneuromas originate from neural crest sympathogonia of the autonomicnervous system. These tumors are benign, fully differentiated tumors that containmature Schwann cells, ganglion cells, fibrous tissue and nerve fibers.Ganglioneuromas commonly localize in the abdominal and mediastinum regions,such as the adrenal gland, paraspinal retroperitoneum and posterior mediastinum.However, these tumors are rarely localized to the urinary bladder and, herein, wepresent a brief review of the literature and a ganglioneuroma of a 16-year-oldfemale patient as the second case reported in the urinary bladder.


Ganglioneuroma; pediatric bladder tumor; benign bladder tumor

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