Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2003;18(1):94-99.
Published online February 1, 2003.
A Case of Fuctioning Extraadrenal Paraganglioma Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Tae Hee Lee, Yeon Ah Lee, Tae Wook Woo, Gwan Pyo Koh, Cheol Young Park, Jung Taek Woo, Sung Woon Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Young Seol Kim
Division of Endocrinology-Metabolism of Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
A functioning paraganglioma is a rare catecholamine-producing tumor that arises from the extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue. Recently we experienced a case in which a 42 year-old male patient with a functioning extra-adrenal paraganglioma mimicked an acute coronary syndrome. A functioning extra-adrenal paraganglioma was diagnosed by means of a biochemical study and a radiological imaging study. After stabilizing his blood pressure, using alpha adrenergic blocker, we successfully removed a 6?cm sized paraganglioma from between the aorta and the IVC in the retroperitoneal space.
Key Words: Functioning extra-adrenal paraganglioma, Acute coronary syndrome


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