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Appendiceal ganglioneuroma in neurofibromatosis type 2

      Highlights

      • The first documented case of an appendiceal ganglioneuroma in a patient with NF2
      • The only case demonstrating the MR characteristics of appendiceal ganglioneuromas
      • Suspicion for the diagnosis should be high in patients with neurofibromatosis.
      • Treatment of an appendiceal ganglioneuroma is with surgical resection.
      • The diagnosis of an appendiceal ganglioneuroma is a pathologic one.

      Abstract

      Here we report the case of a 30-year-old woman with a history of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) who presented with an incidentally discovered pelvic mass on an ultrasound. The identity of the mass remained indeterminate following a CT and MRI, although appendiceal pathology was suspected. An elective laparoscopy and appendectomy were performed without complication and pathology on the specimen demonstrated an appendiceal ganglioneuroma.
      To our knowledge, there has been no prior documented case of an appendiceal ganglioneuroma in a patient with NF2. Furthermore, the current case is the first to report the MR characteristics of appendiceal ganglioneuromas.

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