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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2000;17(2):155-160.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2000.
A Case of Nonfunctioning Paraganglioma of the Posterior Mediastinum.
Young Chul Mun, Sung Keun Yu, Hye Jung Park, Kyeong Cheol Shin, Choong Ki Lee, Jin Hong Chung, Kwan Ho Lee, Mee Jin Kim, Jung Cheul Lee
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea.
3Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea.
Paraganglioma is a tumor from the extra adrenal paraganglion system and is rarely observed in the mediastinum. The authors experienced a case of nonfunctioning paraganglioma of the posterior mediastinum. The patient was 34-years-old male in whom abnormal mass lesion was nites in chest radiograph with hemoptysis. His blood pressure and serologic examination were within normal range upon admission to our hospital. Chest CT revealed a tumor in the left lower lobe. Diagnostic thoracoscopy was performed and diagnosed a posterior mediastinal mass. Surgical resection was them performed. Posterior mediastinal mass was removed successfully and histological examination of the surgical specimen diagnosed paraganglioma. He received radiotherapy after surgery and was followed up. Related literature are reviewed.
Key Words: Paraganglioma, Nonfunctioning, Posterior mediastinum


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