Title

Bladder Ganglioneuroma in a 5-Year-old Girl Presenting With a Urinary Tract Infection and Hematuria: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Urology

Abstract

Ganglioneuromas are rare benign tumors arising from neural crest cells of the autonomic nervous system. These tumors may rarely localize to the bladder, and few cases have been reported in the adult literature. To date, however, bladder ganglioneuromas have not been reported in the pediatric literature. We report the case of a 5-year-old girl who presented with hematuria and a urinary tract infection and on workup was found to have a large bladder mass. Transurethral resection and pathologic examination revealed the mass to be a ganglioneuroma. The case is presented followed by a brief review of the literature.

Volume Number

85

Issue Number

2

Pages

467-9

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/01/28

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Additional Departments

Urology; Pediatrics

PMID

25623721

DOI

10.1016/j.urology.2014.10.027