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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2017, Article ID 7973034, 2 pages
Case Report

Synchronous Ganglioneuroma and Schwannoma Mistaken for Carotid Body Tumor

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Hospital G. Papanikolaou, 57010 Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Pathology, General Hospital G. Papanikolaou, 57010 Thessaloniki, Greece

Correspondence should be addressed to Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos; rg.oohay@saraptsok

Received 29 May 2017; Accepted 2 August 2017; Published 24 September 2017

Academic Editor: M. Tayyar Kalcioglu

Copyright © 2017 Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos 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.


Ganglioneuromas are a very rare benign neural tumor, commonly derived from the ganglia of the sympathetic system, and are composed of mature Schwann cells, ganglion cells, and nerve fibres. They may arise anywhere from the base of the skull to the pelvis along the paravertebral sympathetic plexus. We report a rare case of synchronous ganglioneuroma and schwannoma, mistaken for carotid body tumor. The coexistence of these two entities in head and neck region is very rare.