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Paraganglioma
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Extraadrenal paraganglioma
              • Definitions

                • Tumor arising from paraganglion cells in sympathetic or parasympathetic chains

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        • Angiographic Findings

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    • Immunohistochemistry

                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                      • Presentation

                                        • Demographics

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Takashima Y et al: Mediastinal paraganglioma. Jpn J Radiol. ePub, 2015
                                              2. Treglia G et al: Multifocal extra-adrenal paraganglioma evaluated with different PET tracers: comparison between 18F-FDG, 18F-DOPA and 68Ga DOTANOC PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 38(12):e458-62, 2013
                                              3. Kim EY et al: Histologically benign but clinically malignant neoplasms in the thorax: CT-pathological overview. Clin Radiol. 67(11):1115-23, 2012
                                              4. Lee KY et al: Extraadrenal paragangliomas of the body: imaging features. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 187(2):492-504, 2006
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                                              References
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                                          • Synonyms

                                                            • Extraadrenal paraganglioma
                                                          • Definitions

                                                            • Tumor arising from paraganglion cells in sympathetic or parasympathetic chains

                                                          IMAGING

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • CT Findings

                                                              • MR Findings

                                                                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                    • Angiographic Findings

                                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                                        • General Features

                                                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                                • Immunohistochemistry

                                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Takashima Y et al: Mediastinal paraganglioma. Jpn J Radiol. ePub, 2015
                                                                                          2. Treglia G et al: Multifocal extra-adrenal paraganglioma evaluated with different PET tracers: comparison between 18F-FDG, 18F-DOPA and 68Ga DOTANOC PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 38(12):e458-62, 2013
                                                                                          3. Kim EY et al: Histologically benign but clinically malignant neoplasms in the thorax: CT-pathological overview. Clin Radiol. 67(11):1115-23, 2012
                                                                                          4. Lee KY et al: Extraadrenal paragangliomas of the body: imaging features. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 187(2):492-504, 2006