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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2017, Article ID 5796236, 7 pages
Case Report

Adrenal Ganglioneuroblastoma in Adults: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
2Endocrinology Unit, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Italy
3Urology Department, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Italy
4Pathology Department, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Italy
5Endocrinology Service, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Stefano Benedini; ti.iminu@inideneb.onafets

Received 19 April 2017; Revised 19 May 2017; Accepted 24 May 2017; Published 21 June 2017

Academic Editor: Carlo Capella

Copyright © 2017 Stefano Benedini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Incidentally discovered adrenal masses are very common given the increased number of imaging studies performed in recent years. We here report a clinical case of a 20-year-old woman who presented with left flank pain. Ultrasound examination revealed a contralateral adrenal mass, which was confirmed at computed tomography (CT) scan. Hormonal hypersecretion was excluded. Given the size (11 × 10 × 7 cm) and the uncertain nature of the mass, it was surgically removed and sent for pathological analyses. Conclusive diagnosis was ganglioneuroblastoma. Ganglioneuroblastoma is an uncommon malignant tumor, extremely rare in adults, particularly in females. This neoplasm is frequently localized in adrenal gland.