Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(6): 375-377
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038878
Case Reports

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Primary Pulmonary Paraganglioma with Hodgkin's Lymphoma

K. Kavakli1 , M. Ozturk2 , O. Ongoru3 , S. Gürkök1 , O. Genc1
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2Department of Medical Oncology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
  • 3Department of Pathology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
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Publication History

received May 27, 2008

Publication Date:
25 August 2009 (online)


Extra-adrenal paragangliomas are uncommon tumors arising from neuroectodermal-derived paraganglionic tissue. There are very few case reports on primary pulmonary paraganglioma in the literature. We present the case of a 21-year-old man who was treated with chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Only a partial response was noted so he underwent additional chemotherapy and involved field radiotherapy. PET‐CT showed pathological activity in the lung parenchyma. Subsequent bronchoscopic biopsy showed paraganglioma and the patient underwent a left lower lobectomy.


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