BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223412
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Cervical ganglioneuroma: clinical and radiological features of a rare tumour

  1. Ihsen Zammel
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Trauma and Burns Center, Ben Arous, Tunisia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mohamed Badri,{at}
  • Accepted 14 December 2017
  • Published 10 January 2018


Ganglioneuromas are rare benign tumours of neurogenic origin that most frequently develop in the cervical sympathetic chain,1 2 with genetic associations demonstrated with Neurofibromatosis type 1  (NF-1). We report the case of a 41-year-old woman with a history of cavum neoplasm at the age of 23. This tumour was classified after assessment of extension as T1N0M0 (tumour, node, metastases). Pathological examination of a biopsy concluded to a keratinising squamous cell carcinoma. The patient was then irradiated (2D Cobalt radiotherapy). The patient presented with gait trouble that appeared a few weeks ago. Clinical examination found a Brown-Séquard syndrome with paresis …

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