Dumbbell neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma of the spinal canal

C. J. Fagan, L. E. Swischuk

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Abstract

Four cases of neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma presenting as dumbbell or hourglass tumors of the spinal canal are reported. It is suggested that when such a radiographic configuration is encountered in an infant or young child, the first diagnostic considerations be neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma. This is most important since the early clinical findings may be mild and nonspecific. In other cases, neurological findings may so overshadow the clinical picture, that the initial diagnostic considerations are those of primary spinal cord tumor or some other primary spinal cord problem. The differential diagnosis includes metastatic neuroblastoma to the spine, histiocytosis X of the spine, tuberculous or pyogenic osteomyelitis, neurofibroma and other spinal tumors, and generalized neurofibromatosis. X ray differentiation of these lesions is usually readily accomplished, and, thereafter, one can usually suggest the correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAMER.J.ROENTGENOL.
Pages453-460
Number of pages8
Volume120
Edition2
StatePublished - 1974

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Ganglioneuroma
Spinal Canal
Neuroblastoma
Spine
Spinal Cord Neoplasms
Neurofibroma
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Neurofibromatoses
Osteomyelitis
Neoplasms
Spinal Cord
Differential Diagnosis
X-Rays

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Fagan, C. J., & Swischuk, L. E. (1974). Dumbbell neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma of the spinal canal. In AMER.J.ROENTGENOL. (2 ed., Vol. 120, pp. 453-460)

Dumbbell neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma of the spinal canal. / Fagan, C. J.; Swischuk, L. E.

AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.. Vol. 120 2. ed. 1974. p. 453-460.

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Fagan, CJ & Swischuk, LE 1974, Dumbbell neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma of the spinal canal. in AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.. 2 edn, vol. 120, pp. 453-460.
Fagan CJ, Swischuk LE. Dumbbell neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma of the spinal canal. In AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.. 2 ed. Vol. 120. 1974. p. 453-460
Fagan, C. J. ; Swischuk, L. E. / Dumbbell neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma of the spinal canal. AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.. Vol. 120 2. ed. 1974. pp. 453-460
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