Spinal ganglioneuroma mimicking adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

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

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Abstract

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
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Ganglioneuroma
Scoliosis
Thorax
Surgical Pathology
Neurosurgery
Orthopedics
Spine

Keywords

  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Lai, P. L., Lui, T. N., Jung, S. M., & Chen, W. J. (2005). Spinal ganglioneuroma mimicking adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 41(4), 216-219. https://doi.org/10.1159/000086565

Spinal ganglioneuroma mimicking adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. / Lai, Po Liang; Lui, Tai Ngar; Jung, Shih Ming; Chen, Wen Jer.

In: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 41, No. 4, 07.2005, p. 216-219.

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Lai, PL, Lui, TN, Jung, SM & Chen, WJ 2005, 'Spinal ganglioneuroma mimicking adolescent idiopathic scoliosis', Pediatric Neurosurgery, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 216-219. https://doi.org/10.1159/000086565
Lai, Po Liang ; Lui, Tai Ngar ; Jung, Shih Ming ; Chen, Wen Jer. / Spinal ganglioneuroma mimicking adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. In: Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2005 ; Vol. 41, No. 4. pp. 216-219.
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