Central hypoventilation syndrome associated with ganglioneuroblastoma

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 1995 Oct;5(5):292-4. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1066229.


In this paper the authors describe a case of central hyperventilation syndrome associated with a neural crest tumor. The girl had several apneic spells at the age of three years. She had a tracheostomy and mechanically assisted ventilation while asleep. Routine hematologic studies and chest x-ray were within normal limits. Computerized tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a left paraspinal mass suggestive of a neural crest tumor. This mass was excised and histopathologic findings of this tumor revealed a ganglioneuroblastoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma / complications*
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neural Crest
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed