Ganglioneuromas of the sacrum-a report of two cases with radiologic-pathologic correlation

Skeletal Radiol. 2006 Feb;35(2):117-21. doi: 10.1007/s00256-005-0028-6. Epub 2005 Nov 29.


Ganglioneuromas are rare, benign, well-differentiated, slow-growing tumors, composed of ganglion cells and Schwann cells. Ganglioneuromas are derived from the neural crest cells and can arise anywhere from the base of the skull to the pelvis. We present and discuss the clinicopathologic and radiographic features of two patients with ganglioneuroma arising from the sacrum, a rare anatomic location.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Female
  • Ganglioneuroma / diagnosis*
  • Ganglioneuroma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Sacrum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sacrum / pathology*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Statistics as Topic