Superior mediastinal paraganglioma associated with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome: Report of a case

Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Hiroshi Nogimura, Ken Kuriki, Ryo Kobayashi

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Abstract

Extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas are termed paragangliomas. Paragangliomas in the mediastinum, especially the superior mediastinum, are extremely rare. It is known that paragangliomas or pheochromocytomas occur in combination with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. We present the case of a non-functional superior mediastinal paraganglioma in a patient with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, without a familial history suggestive of the condition. This case highlights that we should be aware of possible sporadic von Hippel-Lindau syndrome in patients with a mediastinal paraganglioma.

Original languageEnglish
Article number74
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 29 2014

Keywords

  • Mediastinal paraganglioma
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • VHL gene
  • von Hippel-Lindau syndrome

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