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.
Hartman C, Williamson AK, Friedman AA, Palmer LS, Fine RG. Are you the author?
Department of Pediatric Urology, Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY; Department of Anatomic Pathology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, NY.
Reference: Urology. 2015 Feb;85(2):467-9.