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

C. Hartman, Northwell Health
A. K. Williamson, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
A. A. Friedman
L. S. Palmer, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
R. G. Fine


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. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc.