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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 232-233

Ganglioneuroma arising from the L5 nerve root: A rare case report


1 Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Kavita Mardi
12.A, Type V Quarters, IAS Colony, Kasumpti, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: Nil, Conflict of Interest: None declared.


DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.161180

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Ganglioneuroma is a rare, benign, slow-growing, well-differentiated tumor consisting ganglion cells and Schwann cells. Ganglioneuromas originate from neural crest cells and can affect any part of the sympathetic tissue from the skull base to the pelvis. However, ganglioneuroma occurring in the nerve root is extremely rare. We describe a 44-year-old man with ganglioneuroma involving the right fifth lumbar nerve root.


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