Diffuse Cecal Ganglioneuromatosis in a Patient with von Reklinghausen's Disease: Case Report


DİRİCAN A., YILMAZ M., ÜNAL B., ATEŞ M., Kirimlioglu H. , YILMAZ S.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.32, no.4, pp.1105-1108, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2010-18159
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1105-1108

Abstract

A 41-year-old female with 'cafe au lait' and multiple skin neurofibromas was admitted with a complaint of constipation, abdominal pain and distention. The colonoscopic investigation was normal, however computed tomography revealed a mass in the cecal wall;Thereon, right hemicolectomy was performed to the patient. Histopathologic examination revealed ganglioneuromatosis of the cecum. There was not any recurrence after three years of follow-up. An intestinal manifestation of von Recklinghausen's disease should be kept in mind in a patient who has multiple neurofibromas and 'cafe au lait' spots with intractable constipation and intestinal obstruction.