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ECR 2018 / C-2762
Imaging findings of abdominal neurogenic tumors: what every radiologist should know
Congress: ECR 2018
Poster No.: C-2762
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Education, MR, CT, Pelvis, Abdomen, Education and training, Tissue characterisation
Authors: G. Bittencourt Basso, D. Moreira Furlanetto, H. M. H. Lee, D. Guimaraes Faria, L. Saad, D. A. Rangel, V. Castro Rezende Fiorot, A. Curado Sobral Costa, D. Borges Montel, F. Lewin; São Paulo/BR
DOI:10.1594/ecr2018/C-2762

Background

The neurogenic tumors in the abdomen and pelvis are uncommon neoplasms that share similar clinical and imaging features, therefore the location, composition and shape are crucial to differentiate them. They commonly involve the sympathetic ganglia in the paraspinal retroperitoneum or arise from the adrenal gland. These tumors are usually asymptomatic, unless they grow large enough to determinate compression of adjacent structures. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings are important to differentiate the benign from the malignant lesions and to chose the best approach.

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