Spinal ganglioneuroma mimicking adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Po Liang Lai, Tai Ngar Lui, Shih Ming Jung, Wen Jer Chen

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The authors report a 12-year-old girl who presented with a 2-year progressive painless thoracic scoliosis. Her previous development had been normal with no significant past history of illness. MRI revealed a thoracic ganglioneuroma, which was confirmed by surgical pathology. Ganglioneuroma might cause progressive spinal deformity mimicking adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. A careful preoperative survey is mandatory for patients diagnosed with scoliosis with a rigid or rapidly progressive curve. The authors recommend a combination of neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery to treat this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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