Posterior mediastinal neuroblastoma

Bayramoglu S., Celiker F., Aksoy S., Cimilli T., Salihoglu B., Slim F.

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.1, no.1, pp.42-44, 2005 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-44
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Neuroblastoma is the 3rd most common malignant tumor in infancy, following leukemia and CNS tumors. It is the second most common tumor encountered during childhood. Neuroblastoma is a malignant tumor originating from the neural crest. Patients are usually younger than 4 years of age. 46% of the cases are derived from the surrenal glands. But the tumor can be detected anywhere from the neck to the sacrum, wherever the sympathetic chain exists. 14% of the neuroblastomas originate within the thoracal region.