Malignant Paraganglioma Presenting With Hemorrhagic Stroke in a Child

  title={Malignant Paraganglioma Presenting With Hemorrhagic Stroke in a Child},
  author={H. Lu{\'i}z and T. D. da Silva and B. Pereira and J. Santos and D. Gonçalves and I. Manita and J. Portugal},
  pages={e1709 - e1714}
  • H. Luíz, T. D. da Silva, +4 authors J. Portugal
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Sympathetic paragangliomas are rare catecholamine-secreting tumors of extra-adrenal origin, and their diagnosis in children is even more infrequent. They usually manifest as hypertension, palpitations, headache, sweating, and pallor. Malignant paragangliomas are identified by the presence of metastasis. Hemorrhagic stroke in the pediatric population is a life-threatening condition with several etiologies. We report here the case of a 12-year-old boy with malignant sympathetic paraganglioma… CONTINUE READING
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