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Difficult diagnosis of a pancreatic paraganglioma
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17618712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
INTRODUCTION: The paraganglioma is a rare tumour that can sometimes develop near to the pancreatic gland and can occasionally mimic an intra pancreatic mass. Invasive investigations with puncture or primary surgical resection must be avoided because of the risk of vital complications. EXEGESIS: We report on the case of a 41 years old woman presenting with a mass apparently affecting the pancreatic gland. She also presented with malaises. Paraganglioma was suspected because of the malaises and the blood pressure crises. The diagnosis was permitted by the findings of high urinary metanephrine levels. So the tumour was resected without previous fine needle aspiration and with specific anaesthetic measures. No complication was observed. CONCLUSION: When a patient presents with a pancreatic mass, physician must carefully take into account the possibility of a paraganglioma particularly when malaises are present.
Authors:
G Perrot; M Pavic; F Milou; C Crozes; S Faucompret; E Vincent
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Revue de médecine interne / fondée ... par la Société nationale francaise de médecine interne     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0248-8663     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Med Interne     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-01     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101383     Medline TA:  Rev Med Interne     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  701-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Service des maladies de l'appareil digestif, HIA Desgenettes, 108 boulevard Pinel, 69275 Lyon cedex 03, France. gregoire.perrot@wanadoo.fr
Vernacular Title:
Diagnostic difficile d'un paragangliome pancréatique.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Chromogranin A / blood
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Metanephrine / blood,  urine
Normetanephrine / blood,  urine
Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Paraganglioma / diagnosis*
Tumor Markers, Biological / blood,  urine
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chromogranin A; 0/Tumor Markers, Biological; 5001-33-2/Metanephrine; 97-31-4/Normetanephrine

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