Adrenal ganglioneuroma with metabolic activity: A case report

Ryo Kishimoto, Toyohiko Watanabe, Nobuyuki Akazawa

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We report the case of adrenal ganglioneuroma with elevated urinary HVA and 131I-MIBG scintigraphy uptake. A 16-year-old woman visited our hospital with strong abdominal pain. Though computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a left adrenal tumor (4 cm × 4 cm × 7 cm) which was considered to be an adrenal ganglioneuroma, this tumor showed metabolic activities (scintigraphy and urinary HVA). We therefore were unale to confirm a diagnosis preoperatively and a decision regarding operation method became quite difficult. The patient finally underwent left adrenalectomy without nephrectomy, and the tumor was diagnosed as ganglioneuroma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-509
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2008


  • Ganglioneuroma
  • I-MIBG scintigraphy
  • Metabolic activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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