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Cancer. 1983 Sep 1;52(5):932-5.

A functioning catecholamine-secreting vagal body tumor. A case report and review of the literature.


There are few cases of catecholamine-secreting paragangliomas of the neck reported in the literature, most of these being of the carotid body and glomus-jugulare type. This report cites the second case of a functioning vagal body tumor secreting norepinephrine predominantly and producing labile hypertension and symptoms of pheochromocytoma. A brief update on vagal body tumors and a review of the functioning paragangliomas of the head and neck are also presented.

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