Irving Reyna-Blanco, Department of Urology, Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González,” Mexico City, Mexico Iñigo Navarro-Ruesga, Department of Urology, Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González,” Mexico City, Mexico Rocío Chávez-Pedraya, Department of Radiology, Hospital HMG Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico Ereni Arenas-Manjarrez, Department of Pathology, Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González,” Mexico City, Mexico Francisco J. Santa María-Orozco, Department of Urology, Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González,” Mexico City, Mexico Gerardo Fernández-Noyola, Department of Urology, Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González,” Mexico City, Mexico Carlos Pacheco-Gahbler, Department of Urology, Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González,” Mexico City, Mexico


Neuroblastoma develops from the cells of the primitive neural crest, although being the fourth most frequent cancer in childhood, it is seldom seen in adults, and when found in them, symptoms are usually nonspecific such as abdominal and lumbar pain, therefore, diagnosis is rarely suspected and often delayed. Imaging studies, such as abdominal computed tomography, identify laterality and size of the adrenal mass, which commonly has calcifications; blood work usually does not show abnormalities, excluding functional adrenal tumor. Definitive diagnosis requires histopathological examination. Surgical resection, when feasible, is the treatment of choice. We briefly reviewed diagnostic work-up, histopathological findings, and post-treatment outcome.



Keywords: Neuroblastoma. Diagnosis. Adrenalectomy. Prognosis.