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Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2017 Dec;38(6):584-593. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2017.07.004. Epub 2017 Aug 4.

Imaging of Intrathoracic Paragangliomas.

Author information

1
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX. Electronic address: danielocazionez@gmail.com.
2
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
3
Department of Radiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO.
4
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
5
Department of Radiology, Rochester Health, Rochester, NY.
6
Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
7
Department of Radiology, Sutter Health, Sacramento, CA.
8
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

Abstract

Intrathoracic paragangliomas are uncommon and only represent 1%-2% of paragangliomas. They are most commonly found in mediastinal compartments (aortopulmonary window or posterior mediastinum). Computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and specific nuclear medicine radiotracers are routinely used to characterize these lesions and help exclude other more common conditions. Selective angiography is currently used for preoperative embolization and mapping of the vascular supply before surgical resection, rather than for diagnostic purposes alone.

PMID:
29179898
DOI:
10.1053/j.sult.2017.07.004

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