Appendiceal ganglioneuroma in neurofibromatosis type 2

Yonah Esterson, Aryeh Y. Esterson, Gregory M. Grimaldi, John S. Pellerito, Robin J. Warshawsky

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Abstract

Here we report the case of a 30-year-old woman with a history of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) who presented with an incidentally discovered pelvic mass on an ultrasound. The identity of the mass remained indeterminate following a CT and MRI, although appendiceal pathology was suspected. An elective laparoscopy and appendectomy were performed without complication and pathology on the specimen demonstrated an appendiceal ganglioneuroma. To our knowledge, there has been no prior documented case of an appendiceal ganglioneuroma in a patient with NF2. Furthermore, the current case is the first to report the MR characteristics of appendiceal ganglioneuromas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appendiceal ganglioneuroma
  • Appendix
  • Computed tomography
  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Neurofibromatosis type 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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