Occurrence of paratesticular ganglioneuroma 18 years after concurrent adrenal ganglioneuroma and papillary thyroid carcinoma - a case report
Fang, C-Wen.; Wang, J-Seng.; Wu, T.T.; Lin, J-Tai.
Bmc Cancer 19(1): 1265
Ganglioneuromas (GNs) are composed of mature ganglion cells and Schwann cells with a fibrous stroma; GNs are most often observed in children and young adults. The majority of non-cranial GNs are located in the retroperitoneum and posterior mediastinum. Other reported rare sites include the adrenal gland, small intestine, colon and urinary bladder. However, para-testicular GNs are even more rare. Herein, we report the case of a patient with concurrent adrenal GN and thyroid papillary carcinoma who developed paratesticular GN eighteen years later. We conclude that there is an association among papillary thyroid carcinoma, GN and MEN2 syndromes. This case report may provide important information for the proposed association. However, further studies are required.