Delayed Paraganglioma Diagnosis: A Case Report and Literature Update

Ecirli S., Korkmaz M., Kutlu O., Duran C., Goren M. O. , Sakin A.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.16, ss.162-164, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/imj.2015.92668
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.162-164


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.