Non-functional paraganglioma of the posterior mediastinum.

@article{Lin2009NonfunctionalPO,
  title={Non-functional paraganglioma of the posterior mediastinum.},
  author={Mong-Wei Lin and Yih-Leong Chang and Yung‐Chie Lee and Pei‐Ming Huang},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          540-2
        }
}
Mediastinal paraganglioma is a rare and slow growing neurogenic tumor. Here, we describe a 49-year-old woman with a non-functional posterior mediastinal paraganglioma. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for tumor excision failed due to massive bleeding. The tumor was excised successfully by lateral thoracotomy with bipolar electrocautery 1 week after the first operation. Mediastinal paraganglioma remains a surgical challenge due to its hypervascular character and firm adhesion to adjacent… 

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