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A benign neoplasm that usually arises from the sympathetic trunk in the mediastinum. Histologic features include spindle cell proliferation (resembling a neurofibroma) and the presence of large ganglion cells. The tumor may present clinically with HORNER SYNDROME or diarrhea due to ectopic production of vasoactive intestinal peptide. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p966)

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Tree Number(s): C04.557.465.625.600.355, C04.557.470.670.355, C04.557.580.625.600.355

MeSH Unique ID: D005729

Entry Terms:

  • Ganglioneuromas
  • Gangliocytoma
  • Gangliocytomas

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