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  1. ganglioneuroma(Noun)

    A tumour of the sympathetic nerve fibres arising from neural crest cells.

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  1. Ganglioneuroma

    Ganglioneuroma is a tumor of the sympathetic nerve fibers arising from neural crest cells. It is classically found in the medulla of adrenal glands, but may also be found elsewhere.

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  1. Ganglioneuroma

    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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