ntroduction: Primary pulmonary paraganglioma is a rare tumor with few cases reported in literature and unspecific clinical presentation. Case Presentation: A 49-year-old woman presented to our department with an incidental finding of a pulmonary mass at chest X-ray and no associated clinical symptom. The CT scan and the FDG-PET showed mild uptake of contrast, but a definitive diagnosis was only possible after surgery through histopathological examination. Conclusion: Paragangliomas originating in the pulmonary tissue are generally non-functioning masses discovered incidentally in otherwise asymptomatic patients. Surgery appears to be the best treatment option, with only radiologic follow-up necessary afterwards.

An unusual histology for a lung nodule : a case report of primary pulmonary paraganglioma / A. Mazzucco, E. Poirè, A. Leporati, M. Chiari, L. Moneghini, G. Ghilardi, A. Baisi. - In: FRONTIERS IN SURGERY. - ISSN 2296-875X. - 8(2021 Jun 18), pp. 688236.1-688236.4.

An unusual histology for a lung nodule : a case report of primary pulmonary paraganglioma

A. Mazzucco
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A. Leporati;L. Moneghini;G. Ghilardi;A. Baisi
2021-06-18

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ntroduction: Primary pulmonary paraganglioma is a rare tumor with few cases reported in literature and unspecific clinical presentation. Case Presentation: A 49-year-old woman presented to our department with an incidental finding of a pulmonary mass at chest X-ray and no associated clinical symptom. The CT scan and the FDG-PET showed mild uptake of contrast, but a definitive diagnosis was only possible after surgery through histopathological examination. Conclusion: Paragangliomas originating in the pulmonary tissue are generally non-functioning masses discovered incidentally in otherwise asymptomatic patients. Surgery appears to be the best treatment option, with only radiologic follow-up necessary afterwards.
paraganglioma; thoracic surgery; VATS; lung nodule; rare tumor; case report
Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica
Settore MED/08 - Anatomia Patologica
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