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Recurrent Para-aortic Paragangliomas

Ryan M Antiel, John R Porterfield, David R Farley

Citation Information : Antiel RM, Porterfield JR, Farley DR. Recurrent Para-aortic Paragangliomas. World J Endoc Surg 2010; 2 (2):101-102.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1031

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Episodic spells of headache, palpitations, and flushing may be the result of catecholamine-secreting tumors such as extra-adrenal paraganglia tissue – paragangliomas. Presentation, diagnostic implications, and radiographic imaging of paragangliomas are discussed within the context of a case presentation. Although the operative cure rate is high, the variable course of the disease requires life-long follow-up.


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