Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1497--1499

Non-functional retroperitoneal paraganglioma: A case report


Ashok K Chattoraj1, Uma M Rao1, Nilanjan Sarkar2, Sridevi Jakka3 
1 Department of General Surgery, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Radiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Pathology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashok K Chattoraj
Department of General Surgery, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur - 831 001, Jharkhand
India

Paragangliomas are extra-adrenal tumors of the autonomic nervous system and may be found within the skull base, neck, chest, and abdomen. When presenting within the abdominal cavity, they may arise as a primary retroperitoneal neoplasm and can mimic vascular malformations or other conditions related to specific retroperitoneal organs such as the pancreas, kidneys.[1] They synthesize, store, and secrete catecholamines because of which they may present with headache, sweating, palpitation, and symptoms of hypertension (functional).[2] In the absence of histological diagnosis and symptoms of catecholamine excess (non-functional), these may be mistaken for GISTs.[3] We are reporting a case of a 36-year-old female who was clinically diagnosed as GIST, underwent excision, and postoperative histopathological examination was found to be paraganglioma.


How to cite this article:
Chattoraj AK, Rao UM, Sarkar N, Jakka S. Non-functional retroperitoneal paraganglioma: A case report.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:1497-1499


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Chattoraj AK, Rao UM, Sarkar N, Jakka S. Non-functional retroperitoneal paraganglioma: A case report. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];8:1497-1499
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