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Kyobu Geka. 2004 Nov;57(12):1146-8.

[Posterior mediastinal paraganglioma with a 60-year history; report of a case].

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center, Sakai, Japan.


We report a case of a 68-year-old man with a posterior mediastinal tumor. He remembered having difficulty in food passage through his esophagus in childhood. The preoperative thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed a 5 x 3 cm mass with strong enhancement in the posterior mediastinum. A right thoracotomy was performed to resect this indeterminate mass. Complete resection was achieved. The pathologic diagnosis was paraganglioma. Postoperatively, he experienced more comfortable food passage through his esophagus than ever before. There has been no sign of recurrence 3 years after the operation. The tumor was clinically diagnosed as benign paraganglioma because of its long silent course.

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