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, cilt.32, ss.1105-1108, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5336/medsci.2010-18159
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1105-1108

Özet

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.