Malignant catecholamine-secreting carotid body paraganglioma.
The second known case of a malignant catecholamine-secreting (DA)-secreting carotid body paraganglioma is presented. Dopamine synthesis and secretion can be increased in malignant tumors derived from neural crest cells. Whether this is true, in addition, for extra-adrenal paragangliomas is not yet clear. Malignant paragangliomas of the carotid body and larynx, although rare, frequently have been accompanied by increased catecholamine secretion. Malignant catecholamine-secreting carotid body paragangliomas are best treated by composite resection (internal carotid artery and neck dissection), with special attention being given to measures preventing severe hypertension and arrhythmias in the perioperative period.
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Strauss, M., Nicholas, G. G., Abt, A. B., Harrison, T. S., & Seaton, J. F. (1983). Malignant catecholamine-secreting carotid body paraganglioma. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 91(3), 315–321. https://doi.org/10.1177/019459988309100323
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery