Retroperitoneal extra-adrenal paraganglioma: a rare but important diagnosis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206355
Title:
Retroperitoneal extra-adrenal paraganglioma: a rare but important diagnosis.
Authors:
Ahmad, S; Cathy, D; Sheikh, M; Sweeney, P
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland., drsarfrazrana@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Jun;178(2):211-4. Epub 2008 Jan 9.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206355
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-007-0113-z
PubMed ID:
18183473
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Extra-adrenal paragangliomas of the retroperitonium are infrequently diagnosed. Their malignant behaviour cannot be predicted on initial clinical and histological assessment. These tumours have higher propensity for subsequent metastasis compared with pargangliomas at other sites. AIM: We aim to describe a case report of an incidental finding of left retroperitoneal paraganglioma in a young man who presented with right flank pain. We also aim to emphasize the importance of diagnosis and the malignant potential of these tumours. METHOD: Patient's clinical notes, operative findings, imaging studies and laboratory investigations including histology results were reviewed. A literature search was done to look into the incidence, presentation, follow-up plan and treatment options for these tumours. CONCLUSION: Surgical resection is the only available curative option for extra-adrenal paragangliomas. Metastasis is observed years after surgery, hence long-term follow-up is required.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Humans; Male; Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal/*diagnosis/pathology/surgery; Retroperitoneal Neoplasms/*diagnosis/pathology/surgery
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAhmad, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCathy, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheikh, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorSweeney, Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:38:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:38:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:38:42Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2009 Jun;178(2):211-4. Epub 2008 Jan 9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18183473en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-007-0113-zen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206355-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Extra-adrenal paragangliomas of the retroperitonium are infrequently diagnosed. Their malignant behaviour cannot be predicted on initial clinical and histological assessment. These tumours have higher propensity for subsequent metastasis compared with pargangliomas at other sites. AIM: We aim to describe a case report of an incidental finding of left retroperitoneal paraganglioma in a young man who presented with right flank pain. We also aim to emphasize the importance of diagnosis and the malignant potential of these tumours. METHOD: Patient's clinical notes, operative findings, imaging studies and laboratory investigations including histology results were reviewed. A literature search was done to look into the incidence, presentation, follow-up plan and treatment options for these tumours. CONCLUSION: Surgical resection is the only available curative option for extra-adrenal paragangliomas. Metastasis is observed years after surgery, hence long-term follow-up is required.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshParaganglioma, Extra-Adrenal/*diagnosis/pathology/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetroperitoneal Neoplasms/*diagnosis/pathology/surgeryen_GB
dc.titleRetroperitoneal extra-adrenal paraganglioma: a rare but important diagnosis.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Urology, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland., drsarfrazrana@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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