Concurrence of composite adrenal pheochromocytoma-ganglioneuroma and renal pelvic cancer: A case report


Embryologically, chromaffin cells of the pheo-chromocytoma and ganglion cells of the ganglioneuroma are both derived from neural crest cells. Composite pheochromocytoma-ganglioneuroma (Pheo-GN) in a single adrenal gland is very rare. A case report of a patient with composite Pheo-GN of the adrenal gland and renal pelvic cancer is presented. Laparoscopic left adrenalectomy, nephroureterectomy and para-aortic lymphadenectomy were performed. This represents the first report of simultaneous surgical treatment for composite Pheo-GN and renal pelvic cancer.

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Muraoka, K. , Honda, M. , Kawamoto, B. , Inoue, S. , Hikita, K. , Hinata, N. and Takenaka, A. (2013) Concurrence of composite adrenal pheochromocytoma-ganglioneuroma and renal pelvic cancer: A case report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 93-96. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.21025.

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