Adrenal ganglioneuroma: report of a rare case
Didem Öncel Yakar1, Ercan Karaarslan2, Tarık Terzioğlu3
1Acıbadem Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi AD, İstanbul
2Acıbadem Üniversitesi, Radyoloji AD, İstanbul
3Amerikan Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi AD, İstanbul
Keywords: Adrenal gland, incidentaloma, ganglioneuroma
The probability of finding an incidentaloma has rapidly increased with the widespread usage of abdominal imaging modalities, creating a challenge to identify the rare functioning or malignant adrenal tumor that should be removed while avoiding unnecessary testing and surgery in the majority of patients whose adrenal lesion is nonfunctioning and benign. We report a case of a woman who presented with a non-functional left-sided adrenal tumor that was postoperatively diagnosed as ganglioneuroma with emphasis on radiologic findings. Awareness of specific characteristics of this rare entity may facilitate the differential diagnosis of adrenal masses.