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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: gang'gle-o-nu-ro'ma


A benign neoplasm composed of mature ganglionic neurons, in varying numbers, scattered singly or in clumps within a relatively abundant and dense stroma of neurofibrils and collagenous fibers; usually found in the posterior mediastinum and retroperitoneum, sometimes in relation to the adrenal glands.

Synonym(s): ganglioma

[ganglion + G. neuron, nerve, + -oma, tumor]

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