Larynx and hypopharynx
Other malignancies
Paraganglioma

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

Revised: 15 August 2017, last major update October 2004

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PubMed Search: paraganglioma[title] larynx

Pernick, N. Paraganglioma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/larynxparaganglioma.html. Accessed August 20th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Malignant behavior in 3 - 25% (some may have actually been moderately differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas); 15% recur locally
  • 70% male, mean age 47 years
  • Commonly involves aryepiglottic fold
Gross images

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Parapharyngeal paraganglioma

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cell nests (Zellballen) surrounded by sustentacular cells
Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis