Paraganglioma presenting as metastatic lesion in a cervical vertebra: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Lehmen2010ParagangliomaPA,
  title={Paraganglioma presenting as metastatic lesion in a cervical vertebra: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Jeff A. Lehmen and Daniel M Babbel and Kaidi Mikhitarian and Theodore J. Choma},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={E152-4}
}
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To discuss the spinal presentation and treatment of paraganglioma, a rare tumor of the extra-adrenal paraganglia, derived from neural crest cells in sympathetic ganglions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Malignant paragangliomas are a very rare entity. The diagnosis of malignant paraganglioma is made by local recurrence after total resection of the primary mass, or findings of distant metastases. Roughly half of distant metastases are located in the cervical… CONTINUE READING

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