Paraganglioma displacing IVC: A surgical challenge

Kristell Acosta, Akin Tekin, Daniel Rosenberg, Mohan Arianayagam, Murugesan Manoharan

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Paragangliomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors that originate from chromaffin cells in the sympathetic ganglia. Commonly presenting with excess catecholamine symptoms, these tumors are usually treated with surgical excision. We present a case of an abdominal paraganglioma located between the aorta and the inferior vena cava and discuss the challenges associated with the resection of this tumor in such a complex location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-195
Number of pages2
JournalCentral European Journal of Urology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010



  • Liver transplantation technique
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pheochromocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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