Surgical management of mediastinal paraganglioma: All hands on deck!

Dao M. Nguyen, Jessica N. Gonzalez, Nestor R. Villamizar

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2047-2049
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020


  • mediastinal paraganglioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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