• Medicine
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    JSLS : Journal of the Society…
    2007

Laparoscopic Resection of an Interaortocaval Paraganglioma: Diagnosis Following a Needle Biopsy

@inproceedings{Brewster2007LaparoscopicRO,
  title={Laparoscopic Resection of an Interaortocaval Paraganglioma: Diagnosis Following a Needle Biopsy},
  author={Joshua Blake Brewster and Chandru Sundaram},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
  year={2007}
}
We present the case of a 45-year-old male with an interaortocaval paraganglioma. The tumor was incidentally diagnosed during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbosacral spine to investigate back pain. The MRI was followed by fine needle aspiration cytology that confirmed the diagnosis. The patient, however, did report a history of intermittent episodes of headaches, increased sweating, palpitations, and elevations in blood pressure. The tumor was excised laparoscopically without… CONTINUE READING

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