Magnetic resonance neurography in the diagnosis of a retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma: Case report and literature review

Cláudio Régis Sampaio Silveira, Clarissa Gadelha Maia Vieira, Brenda Machado Pereira, Edson Lopes, Gunter Gerson, Daniel Gurgel Fernandes Távora, Avneesh Chhabra

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Magnetic resonance neurography is a technique for identifying anatomy and pathologic lesions of nerves, and has emerged as a helpful technique for localizing lesions and elucidating the underlying etiology. Ganglioneuromas are highly differentiated benign tumors. This lesion is rare and exhibits undetermined symptoms, the features of using the magnetic resonance neurography are a great ally to determine its diagnosis. The authors illustrate a case of retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma emphasizing its image characteristics using magnetic resonance neurography with the diagnosis confirmed by histopathological examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-385
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018



  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Lumbosacral plexus
  • MRI
  • MRN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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