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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 535-537

Primary intraspinal ganglioneuroblastoma of the thoracic spine: A rare case report

1 Department of Pathology, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa, India

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Kalpalata Tripathy
Department of Pathology, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.107805

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Cerebral ganglioneuroblastoma is an embryonal tumor of the central nervous system, which has been rarely encountered into the spinal cord. The standard treatment for ganglioneuroblastoma is complete surgical excision. A 15-year old boy was presented with cord compression. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an intradural and intramedullar enhancing lesion over T2 spine. A histomorphological diagnosis was made in the presence of immature small round cells admixed with a good number of ganglion cells. The morphological diagnosis was verified by immunohistochemistry. This is the first reported case of compressive myelopathy in the thoracic region of the spine.

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