RALPH M. THOMPSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The sympathetic nervous tissue comprising the medullary portion of the suprarenal gland is the site of a relatively rare and spectacular group of tumors. In the past this subject has received some prominence in the medical literature, various writers having stated that cases are rare.
Tumors derived from the sympathetic nervous system of the suprarenal medulla may be divided into three well defined pathologic types, namely: (a) Neuroblastoma (sympathoblastoma or neurocytoma); (b) ganglioneuroma (neuroma ganglionare); (c) paraganglioma (chromaffin cell tumors). In this paper, along with the cases reported, discussion will be limited principally to the suprarenal neuroblastoma which occurs almost
THOMPSON RM. NEUROBLASTOMA (SYMPATHOBLASTOMA OR NEUROCYTOMA) OF THE SUPRARENAL MEDULLA; REPORT OF THREE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:1206–1220. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-6-1206
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(6):1206-1220.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology.
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