Multiple paragangliomas

Case contributed by RMH Report Writing


Neck masses for evaluation. Enlarged nodes?

Patient Data

Age: 57-year-old
Gender: Female

CT Neck

CT Neck

Two hypervascular masses are identified, a lesion on the right extends from base of the skull to the level of the carotid bifurcation. It is in keeping with a glomus paraganglioma.

The left-sided vascular mass extends from the level of the thyroid cartilage to the superior mediastinum and is also a glomus paraganglioma.

Case Discussion

Paragangliomas of the head and neck are rare tumours with a 3:1 female predominance, with two-thirds of cases being diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 60. Approximately 25% are multicentric, and these tend to be familial.

This case was confirmed histologically. ​

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Case information

rID: 46979
Case created: 26th Jul 2016
Last edited: 28th Sep 2016
System: Head & Neck
Tag: rmh
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