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Head Neck Pathol. 2016 Jun;10(2):201-5. doi: 10.1007/s12105-015-0621-5. Epub 2015 Feb 25.

Malignant Vagal Paraganglioma.

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1
Department of Otolaryngology, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA, 23708, USA. erinspadaro@gmail.com.
2
, 3204 Joplin Lane, Chesapeake, VA, 23323, USA. erinspadaro@gmail.com.
3
Department of Otolaryngology, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA, 23708, USA.
4
Department of Anatomic Pathology, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA, 23708, USA.

Abstract

Paragangliomas are rare, typically benign neuroendocrine tumors that represent a small portion of head and neck tumors. A small percentage of these are known to have malignant potential. They arise from the carotid body, jugular bulb or vagus nerves. There is limited literature discussing the management of malignant vagal paragangliomas. We present a case of a 25 year old female with a left malignant vagal paraganglioma. The following case presentation will describe the presentation, classic radiologic findings, and management of a malignant vagal paraganglioma along with a review of the literature.

KEYWORDS:

Carotid body tumor; Malignant paraganglioma; Paraganglioma

PMID:
25712400
PMCID:
PMC4838970
DOI:
10.1007/s12105-015-0621-5
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