Catecholamine-secreting paraganglioma of the thoracic spinal column: report of an unusual case and review of the literature.

@article{Simpson2012CatecholaminesecretingPO,
  title={Catecholamine-secreting paraganglioma of the thoracic spinal column: report of an unusual case and review of the literature.},
  author={Lauren N. Simpson and Betsy D Hughes and Isaac Karikari and Ankit I Mehta and Tiffany R. Hodges and Thomas J. Cummings and Carlos Antonio Bagley},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={E1049-52; discussion E1052}
}
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE Paragangliomas are rare tumors of neuroendocrine origin that arise from paraganglionic tissue of the extrachromaffin cell system. These lesions may be seen at various sites along the neuraxis. Primary thoracic paragangliomas have rarely been reported in the literature, with secretory thoracic lesions being exceedingly rare as only 3 previous cases have been cited. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 49-year-old woman presented with episodes of hypertension, palpitations, and… CONTINUE READING
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