Diagnosis and Treatment of Paragangliomas of the Filum Terminale, an Extremely Rare Entity: Personal Experience and Literature Review

@inproceedings{Landi2013DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and Treatment of Paragangliomas of the Filum Terminale, an Extremely Rare Entity: Personal Experience and Literature Review},
  author={Alessandro Landi and Cristina Mancarella and Nicola Marotta and Rossana Tarantino and Jacopo Lenzi and Giulio Anichini and Antonio Santoro and Roberto Delfini},
  year={2013}
}
Paragangliomas are tumors arising from neuroepithelial cell groups called paraganglia, first reported by Alfred Kohn in 1903 [1]. They are benign tumors. The paraganglia are subdivided into two groups: one formed by the adrenal medulla and the other by the extraadrenal paraganglia. From the first one arises, the typical pheocromocytoma. The most common site for extra-adrenal paragangliomas is the carotid body. These tumours may also occur in the spinal canal – usually arising in the cauda… CONTINUE READING

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