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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2016, Article ID 1454932, 4 pages
Case Report

A Rare Tumor in the Cervical Sympathetic Trunk: Ganglioneuroblastoma

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, 06500 Ankara, Turkey

Received 29 June 2016; Accepted 26 September 2016

Academic Editor: Abrão Rapoport

Copyright © 2016 Ozan Erol 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.


Ganglioneuroblastoma is a rare tumor with moderate malignancy, which is composed of mature ganglion cells and seen in sympathetic ganglia and adrenal medulla. The diagnosis is possible after cytological and immunohistochemical studies following a needle biopsy or surgical excision. There is no consensus regarding the need for chemo- or radiotherapy after surgery. In this case report, clinical behavior and diagnosis and treatment of the rare tumor cervical ganglioneuroblastoma were discussed.