Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine: A case report

John H. Velyvis, Sridhar Durbhakula, Raymond Wurapa, Allen L. Carl

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-460
Number of pages4
JournalSpine Journal
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Ganglioneuroma
Spinal Fusion
Scoliosis
Spine
Thorax
Back Pain
Recurrence
Neoplasms
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Scoliosis
  • Thoracic spine
  • Tumor resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Velyvis, J. H., Durbhakula, S., Wurapa, R., & Carl, A. L. (2005). Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine: A case report. Spine Journal, 5(4), 457-460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2004.10.045

Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine : A case report. / Velyvis, John H.; Durbhakula, Sridhar; Wurapa, Raymond; Carl, Allen L.

In: Spine Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4, 07.2005, p. 457-460.

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Velyvis, JH, Durbhakula, S, Wurapa, R & Carl, AL 2005, 'Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine: A case report', Spine Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 457-460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2004.10.045
Velyvis, John H. ; Durbhakula, Sridhar ; Wurapa, Raymond ; Carl, Allen L. / Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine : A case report. In: Spine Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 5, No. 4. pp. 457-460.
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