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BRITO VAZQUEZ, Mányeles; MUGA BALUJA, Yamila  and  ALCALDE ROJAS, José Miguel. Cervical Ganglioneuroma. A Pediatric Case Presentation and Review of the Literature. Rev. Finlay [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.1, pp.80-87.  Epub Mar 31, 2021. ISSN 2221-2434.

The ganglioneuroma is a benign primitive neuroectodermal tumor, which derives from the ganglia of the sympathetic system and is composed of mature Schwann cells, ganglion cells, and nerve fibers. A rare neck tumor, in a female pediatric patient with a history of cervical tumor mass for two years is presented. In the imaging studies performed, a heterogeneous solid lesion with punctate calcifications was diagnosed, compressing adjacent bone and vascular structures. To obtain histology, an ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy was performed, and the diagnosis of cervical ganglioneuroma was informed by pathological anatomy. Due to the low incidence of ganglioneuroma as a tumor variety, and in turn, the rare cervical location in a small percentage of patients, the present research aims to enrich the national and international scientific literature, providing a new case that serves as the basis for future research, respecting the ethical principles of health research.

Keywords : ganglioneuroma; head and nick neoplasms; case reports.

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