Malignant paraganglioma - A case report and literature review

G. H. Branham, D. R. Gnepp, S. O'McMenomey, W. H. Friedman

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Paragangliomas are uncommon tumors of the head and neck that usually present as carotid body, glomus tympanicum, and glomus jugulare tumors and, although rare, are also found in the larynx, trachea, nose, orbit, and nasopharynx. Paraganglia are nests of cells found in various locations in the body and arise from neural crest cells in association with segmental and autonomic ganglia. They give rise to tumours, paragangliomas, that are usually benign. Because of the rarity of paragangliomas arising in the sinonasal tract - especially malignant paragangliomas - this case is reported and the literature reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989


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