Malignant retroperitoneal paraganglioma treated with radiotherapy: A case report

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https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.456705

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Retroperitoneal paraganglioma, Radiotherapy, Secretory tumor, Pheochromocytoma

Abstract

Paragangliomas are rare tumors arising from undifferentiated cells of the primitive neural crest. We report a case of a 33-year-old female patient who presented a large firm retroperitoneal tumor situated on the left flank above the left kidney. Levels of the serum epinephrine and norepinephrine were high. We performed a scanned biopsy; the histopathological examination and the immunohistochemical analyses concluded the diagnosis of a retroperitoneal paraganglioma. The tumor was judged secreting and inoperable; therefore it was decided to be treated with radiotherapy.

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2019-01-27

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Ghammad S, Chebihi Hassani G, Allouche F, Alami Z, Bouhafa T, Hassouni K. Malignant retroperitoneal paraganglioma treated with radiotherapy: A case report. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 27 [cited 2022 Jun. 25];3(1):105-8. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/456705

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