Background context: Ganglioneuroma is a benign tumor of neural crest origin that may provoke a scoliosis as well as neurological symptoms. Treatment includes resection with possible spinal fusion for instability and close follow-up for many years. Purpose: The purpose is to report an invasive ganglioneuroma that was successfully treated by resection without spinal fusion. Study design/setting: Case report. Patient sample: A 15-year-old white female. Outcome measures Resolution of the patient's back pain with radiographic and clinical follow-up for recurrence of the tumor. Methods: Not applicable. Results: The patient experienced resolution of her back pain without recurrence of the tumor. Conclusions: This is a rare benign tumor that was effectively treated with surgical resection and without spinal fusion.
- Thoracic spine
- Tumor resection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Clinical Neurology