Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Sep 6, 2019; 7(17): 2617-2622
Published online Sep 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i17.2617
Cause of postprandial vomiting - a giant retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma enclosing large blood vessels: A case report
Xue Zheng, Li Luo, Fu-Gang Han
Xue Zheng, Li Luo, Fu-Gang Han, Department of Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou 646000, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Zheng X consulted literature, collected images and wrote this paper. Luo L collected clinical data and consulted literature. Han FG designed the research, reviewed and revised the paper.
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Corresponding author: Fu-Gang Han, MD, Doctor, Full Professor, Deputy Director, Department of Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Third Section of Zhongshan Road, Jiangyang District, Luzhou 646000, Sichuan Province, China.
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Received: April 2, 2019
Peer-review started: April 4, 2019
First decision: July 30, 2019
Revised: August 7, 2019
Accepted: August 20, 2019
Article in press: August 20, 2019
Published online: September 6, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Ganglioneuroma (GN) is a rare benign neurogenic tumor originating from the sympathetic nerve chain. Although it often occurs in the retroperitoneum, we report a case of giant GN causing postprandial vomiting and enclosing all major abdominal vessels, which is clinically rare. Surgical resection is the optimal choice for the treatment of GN at present. Pathology is the gold standard for the diagnosis of GN, and the presence of mucous matrix and ganglion cells are pathological features of GN.