Title:
Catecholamine-producing vagal paraganglioma: a case report
Authors:
A.S. De Paepe, J. Verfaillie, B. Decallonne, F. Duyck, V. Vander Poorten
Institutions:
Department of Head & Neck Surgery, UZ Gent, Gent, Belgium; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, AZ Delta, Roeselare Belgium; Department of clinical and experimental endocrinology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Department of Endocrinology, AZ Delta, Roeselare, Belgium; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven and Department of Oncology, section Head and Neck Oncology, KULeuven, Leuven Belgium
Keywords:
Extra-adrenal paraganglioma; catecholamine
Pages:
379 - 382
Abstract:
Here we report the case of a 50-year-old male patient who presented at our ENT department with a mass on the left side of his neck. Clinical examination revealed a voluminous mass in neck region II. MRI showed that this mass was a hypervascular glomus vagal tumour on the left side at the naso-oropharyngeal level. Endocrinological evaluation revealed high normetanephrine levels. Total resection was performed after preoperative drug administration to reduce perioperative and postoperative morbidity.
Issue:
Vol. 15, 2019, 4th trimester


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Catecholamine-producing vagal paraganglioma: a case report