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J Card Surg. 2012 Mar;27(2):178-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01378.x. Epub 2012 Jan 25.

Cardiac paraganglioma: diagnostic and surgical challenges.

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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.


Primary cardiac paragangliomas are rare extra-adrenal tumors. Though they account for less than 1% of all primary cardiac tumors, they are considerable sources of morbidity and mortality. In this case review, we discuss the challenges associated with the diagnosis and management of cardiac paragangliomas.

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