A Case of Duodenal Ganglioneuroma Manifesting as a Subepithelial Tumor
Korean J Helicobacter Up Gastrointest Res 2018;18(4):271-274
Published online December 10, 2018
© 2018 Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research.

Dong Chan Joo1, Gwang Ha Kim1,2, Chul Byung Chae1, So Jeong Lee3, Do Youn Park3

Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine1, Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital2, Department of Pathology, Pusan National University School of Medicine3, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Gwang Ha Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, and Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, 179 Gudeok-ro, Seo-gu, Busan 49241, Korea
Tel: +82-51-240-7869, Fax: +82-51-244-8180, E-mail:doc0224@pusan.ac.kr
Received October 5, 2018; Revised November 8, 2018; Accepted November 9, 2018.
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Abstract
Ganglioneuroma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare tumor that consists of ganglion cells, nerve fibers, and supporting cells of the enteric nervous system. Ganglioneuromas are usually associated with genetic disorders such as the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome or neurofibromatosis. Ganglioneuromas of the gastrointestinal tract predominantly involve the colon and rectum, and reports about duodenal ganglioneuromas are few. Herein, we report a case of duodenal ganglioneuroma treated with endoscopic resection. A 56-year-old female patient visited our hospital because of a subepithelial tumor in the second portion of the duodenum. She had no remarkable medical or family history and revealed no history of genetic disorders. Endoscopic ultrasonography and abdominal computed tomography revealed a tumor located mainly in the submucosal layer, without any regional lymph node involvement. Endoscopic resection of the lesion was performed, and the pathological examination confirmed a duodenal ganglioneuroma.
Keywords : Duodenum; Endoscopic resection, Ganglioneuroma


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