Laparoscopic resection of an interaortocaval paraganglioma: diagnosis following a needle biopsy.

Joshua B. Brewster, Chandru Sundaram

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Abstract

We present the case of a 45-year-old male with an interaortocaval paraganglioma. The tumor was incidentally diagnosed during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbosacral spine to investigate back pain. The MRI was followed by fine needle aspiration cytology that confirmed the diagnosis. The patient, however, did report a history of intermittent episodes of headaches, increased sweating, palpitations, and elevations in blood pressure. The tumor was excised laparoscopically without complications. Needle biopsy of a retroperitoneal mass that could be a paraganglioma must be avoided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-505
Number of pages4
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Volume11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Paraganglioma
Needle Biopsy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sweating
Back Pain
Fine Needle Biopsy
Headache
Cell Biology
Neoplasms
Spine
Blood Pressure

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