CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2015; 25(02): 198-201
DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.155879
Abdominal Radiology

Concurrent nonfunctional paraganglioma of the retroperitoneum and urinary bladder: A case report with literature review

Poonam Sherwani
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India
,
Rama Anand
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India
,
Mahender Kaur Narula
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India
,
Azaz Akhtar Siddiqui
Department of Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India
,
Shilpi Aggarwal
Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Paragangliomas are the neuroendocrine tumors which arise from the chromaffin cell. Tumors arising from the adrenal medulla are known as pheochromocytomas, while others originating from the extra-adrenal site are known as extra-adrenal paragangliomas. Paraganglioma can be multifocal which can arise synchronously or metachronously. Paragangliomas are less functionally active than the pheochromocytomas; they secrete noradrenaline and rarely dopamine, while adrenal pheochromocytomas secrete adrenaline or nor-adrenaline. Nonfunctional multifocal paragangliomas are very rare. We report a case of a 45-year-old female with multifocal nonfunctional paragangliomas of the retroperitoneum and urinarybladder which were surgically removed, and the diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology.



Publication History

Publication Date:
30 July 2021 (online)

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