Adrenal gland and paraganglia
Features to report

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

Revised: 21 January 2016, last major update February 2005

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

PubMed Search: Paraganglioma [title] features
Table of Contents
Definition / general
Cite this page: Paraganglioma - features to report. website. Accessed July 24th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Excludes pheochromocytomas
  • Recommendations for reporting of extra-adrenal paragangliomas (Hum Pathol 2003;34:112):
    • Familial or sporadic (based on clinical history)
    • Tumor size / weight
    • Site of origin
    • Bilateral or not
    • Histologic type with brief reference to clinical or endocrinologic data
    • Composite features (ganglioneuroma, MPNST, other)
    • Surgical margins
    • Extent of mitotic activity
    • Extent of tumor necrosis
    • Other features
    • Other prognostic features (invasion of adjacent tissue, angiolymphatic invasion)
    • Regional lymph nodes (# involved / # inspected)