Adrenal gland and paraganglia
Aorticopulmonary paraganglioma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 January 2016, last major update February 2005

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Aorticopulmonary paraganglioma [title]

Related: Paraganglioma, general, Carotid body, Cauda equina, Jugulotympanic, Laryngeal, Pigmented
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Cite this page: Aorticopulmonary paraganglioma. website. Accessed March 20th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Usually arise from paraganglia near base of heart or above aortic arch
  • May cause hoarseness, dysphagia or chest pain / discomfort
    • Rarely hemoptysis or superior vena cava syndrome
  • May directly involve pericardium or heart
Case reports
Gross description
  • Large, mean 7.5 cm (range 1-17 cm)
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