Introduction: Gangliocytic paraganglioma is an extremely rare tumor that is composed
of epithelioid, ganglion, and spindle cells. It has a predilection site in the duodenum, especially the
periampullary region. The clinical course is usually benign, but a few cases of metastasis to lymph
nodes or distant sites have been noted. Several case reports or small series reviews of gangliocytic
paraganglioma have been published, but so far, cecal gangliocytic paraganglioma has not been described.
Case Description: A 61-year-old man underwent an abdominal Computed Tomography (CT) scan
for known GB stones, which revealed an incidental cecal mass. The patient underwent wedge resection
of the cecum for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Histopathological examination of the cecal
mass identified a gangliocytic paraganglioma. There was no evidence of metastasis in the dissected
regional lymph nodes. No additional treatment, such as adjuvant chemotherapy or radiotherapy,
was administered, and the patient underwent regular follow-up without any complications.
Conclusion: The most common radiologic finding in gangliocytic paraganglioma is a circumscribed,
enhancing subepithelial mass. Herein, we report an uncommon case of cecal-origin gangliocytic
paraganglioma. With knowledge of the radiologic and histologic characteristics of gangliocytic
paraganglioma, appropriate management can be provided without unnecessary radical resection.