Mild gait abnormality and leg discomfort in a child secondary to extradural ganglioneuroma.

Abstract

Ganglioneuromas are benign and slow-growing tumors that most commonly originate from the sympathetic trunk. Ganglioneuromas often decrease in size and rarely require reoperation. Changes in gait or the onset of limb pain without a discernible local cause are indications for investigation of patients for possible intraspinal pathology. We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who presented with seemingly static symptoms, while the slow-growing tumor had enveloped nerve roots and caused bone destruction of the vertebrae.

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@article{Skaggs2000MildGA, title={Mild gait abnormality and leg discomfort in a child secondary to extradural ganglioneuroma.}, author={David L. Skaggs and James M. Roberts and Michael J Codsi and B Christoph Meyer and Luis A Moral and Peter D. Masso}, journal={American journal of orthopedics}, year={2000}, volume={29 2}, pages={111-4} }