Larynx and hypopharynx
Other malignancies

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

Revised: 15 August 2017, last major update October 2004

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: paraganglioma[title] larynx

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Paraganglioma. website. Accessed March 21st, 2018.
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