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Case Reports
May 1944

GANGLIONEUROMA OF THE BREAST IN A FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD

Author Affiliations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Am J Dis Child. 1944;67(5):382-383. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020050044008

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Abstract

If tumors in the nervous system in adults are of great scientific interest, even more interesting are those occurring in children, in whom they are not so frequent. However, the study of tumors of the nervous system is discouraging because of the lack of clarity in the nomenclature, the confusion in the classification of the tumors and considerable doubt as to the treatment to be instigated in any specific case. describing these, we do not know whether they were in adults or in children and whether or not they were located in the breast.

Ganglioneuroma of the breast can appear at any age; it is more frequent in women and girls than in men and boys and occurs slightly oftener on the left side than on the right. It may be simple or multiple, and when multiple the growths may be close together or widely

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