Research Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Research Journal of Endocrinology and

ISSN 2053-3640
Case report

Non-functional adrenal gland ganglioneuroma: case report

Rashmi D. Patel1*, Aruna V. Vanikar1 and Hargovind L. Trivedi2

*Correspondence: Rashmi D. Patel

1. Department of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Transfusion Services and Immunohematology, G. R. Doshi and K. M. Mehta Institute Of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre (IKDRC)- Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute Of Transplantation Sciences (ITS), Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad- 380016, Gujarat, India.

Author Affiliations

2. Department of Nephrology and Clinical Transplantation, G.R. Doshi and K.M. Mehta Institute of Kidney diseases And Research Centre and Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Ahmedabad, India.


Background: Adrenal ganglioneuromas in young adults are rare and ill-understood. We report an incidentally detected adrenal gland tumor diagnosed as ganglioneuroma (mature type).

Methods and result: Asian 33 years old male who presented with vomiting and epigastric pain for 2 months. USG and CTabdomen revealed well-defined rounded hypo-dense non-enhancing homogenous mass of left adrenal gland. Histopathology examination revealed a well-encapsulated benign tumor of mature ganglion cells and Schwann-like cells arranged in fascicles, staining strongly with NSE and s-100 proteins, with adjacent unremarkable adrenal cortex and medulla.

Conclusion: Ganglioneuromas (GN) of adrenal gland in adults are very rare and can have serendipitious presentation. We describe such a non-functional adrenal GN in a young male.

Keywords: Adrenal gland ganglioneuroma, cholecystitis, ganglion cells, catecholamines, neuroblastoma, mediastinum

ISSN 2053-3640
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