Ganglioneuromas are rare benign (non-cancerous) tumors that occur on the nerve fibers of the autonomic nervous system, which controls unconscious functions such as breathing, circulation, and respiration. They can occur in any area of the body, growing slowly, and sometimes releasing certain hormones or chemicals. There are no known risks of ganglioneuromas, aside from their potential association with some genetic disorders. If their location hinders normal function or causes deformity, surgery to remove the tumor(s) may be performed.

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