ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.16, no.4, pp.162-164, 2015 (ESCI)
Paragangliomas are rare catecholamine secreting neuroendocrine tumors arising from extra-adrenal autonomic ganglia. Almost all sympathetic paragangliomas secrete norepinephrine and present with hypertension, headache, sweating, and tachycardia episodes similar to pheochromocytoma. Parasympathetic paragangliomas of which localized along the glossopharyngeal/vagal nerve through the neck and skull base are usually nonfunctional 80%-90%, and create a clinic with mass effect. Herein, we report a patient who had hypertensive crisis and pulmonary edemas several times, diagnosed as paraganglioma.