Mediastinal paragangliomas are very uncommon neuroendocrine neoplasms. Due to their tissue of origin (sympathetic ganglia of the great vessels), they tend to arise deep within pericardial space and, more importantly, intimately attached to great vessels, which makes surgical resection, even with cardiopulmonary bypass, very challenging. This commentary accompanies the case report describing complex surgical management of a paraganglioma located in the anterior mediastinum that was initially thought to be a thymoma.
- mediastinal paraganglioma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine