Unsuspected ganglioneuroma of the choroid diagnosed after enucleation

Michael Mbagwu, Bahram Rahmani, Arth Srivastava, Delilah Burrowes, Paul J. Bryar

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We report a case of an unsuspected ganglioneuroma of the choroid in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1. A 5-year-old girl presented from an outside institution with right proptosis and glaucoma since birth. Magnetic resonance imaging was obtained and showed a cavernous sinus mass extending into the right orbit and multiple orbital lesions. Additionally, increased signal in the posterior globe of the right eye was noted, but its etiology was unclear at the time. She was lost to follow-up for 3 years and later returned with a blind painful eye. Enucleation was performed, and histopathology was significant for diffuse choroidal ganglioneuroma and advanced glaucoma. We report the atypical history, examination findings, and histopathology to support the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Oncology and Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016


  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1
  • Orbital imaging
  • Orbital tumor
  • Von Recklinghausen disease

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  • Nursing(all)


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