Paragangliomas

Paragangliomas

A paraganglioma is rare neuroendocrine neoplasm that may develop at various body sites (including the head, neck, thorax and abdomen).

About 97% are benign and cured by surgical removal. Paragangliomas are still sometimes called glomus tumors and chemodectomas, but paraganglioma is the currently accepted and preferred term. There are three types in the head & neck - Glomus tympanicum and Glomus jugulare, Carotid paraganglioma (carotid body tumor) & ​Vagal paragangliomas.

 

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