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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 6597374, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6597374
Case Report

Organ Preservation in a Case of Retroperitoneal Ganglioneuroma: A Case Report and Review of Literature

1Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
2Department of General Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

Received 10 July 2016; Accepted 17 August 2016

Academic Editor: Gabriel Sandblom

Copyright © 2016 Santosh Kumar 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.

Abstract

The retroperitoneum is a closed space harbouring vital organs including the great vessels, kidneys and adrenal glands, ureters, and the ascending and descending colon. Surgical management of retroperitoneal pathologies may need multiorgan resection in order to achieve complete surgical resection while preservation of surrounding organs should be attempted, especially in case of benign tumors. We present a case of 15-year-old girl with an 11 × 6 × 5 cm retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma displacing the right kidney, renal vein, and ureter and abutting the IVC which was excised in toto preserving the right kidney and ureter with careful dissection around the great vessels. We also attempt to review the various surgical options available while dealing with these benign retroperitoneal tumors which are often detected incidentally and usually surround important retroperitoneal organs and vessels.