Neuroblastic tumors are a group of tumors of the sympathetic ganglia and adrenal medulla that derive from primordial neural crest cells. These tumors include neuroblastoma, intermixed ganglioneuroblastoma, nodular ganglioneuroblastoma, and ganglioneuroma. Neuroblastomas are the most common extracranial solid tumor arising in childhood and may occur in different anatomic sites. Neuroblastic tumors are common mesenchymal tumors of the mediastinum. Herein, we describe advances in our understanding of neuroblastic tumor biology. Pathologists should be aware of diagnostic challenges associated with these tumors to ensure correct histologic diagnosis and appropriate clinical management. We describe updated mediastinal neuroblastic tumor pathology, focusing on morphological, immunohistochemical, and molecular features and differential diagnoses.
- Neuroblastic tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine