Sclerosing paraganglioma of the carotid body: a potential pitfall of malignancy.

@article{Santi2015SclerosingPO,
  title={Sclerosing paraganglioma of the carotid body: a potential pitfall of malignancy.},
  author={Raffaella Santi and Alessandro Franchi and Valeria Saladino and Massimo Trovati and G Cenacchi and Massimo Squadrelli-Saraceno and Gabriella Nesi},
  journal={Head and neck pathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={300-4}
}
Paragangliomas (PGs) of the head and neck region are typically benign, slow-growing neuroendocrine tumours. At times, they may exhibit unusual histological features, such as prominent stromal sclerosis (sclerosing PG), which may raise concerns of malignancy. We describe a case of sclerosing PG of the carotid body, emphasizing the value of immunohistochemical stains for differential diagnosis. A 43-year-old woman presented with a painless lump on the neck. A magnetic resonance imaging scan… CONTINUE READING