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Intrapericardial paraganglioma.
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PMID:  12436138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of intrapericardial paraganglioma accidentally discovered during surgery for mixed mitral valve disease. The 6 cm tumor was located in the aorta-caval groove, adherent to the roof of the left atrium and compressing the superior vena cava. A biopsy of the mass established the histological diagnosis of a non pressor secreting paraganglioma. The tumor was resected 2 months after the original mitral valve surgery. The patient made an uneventful recovery and remains well 2 years after surgery.
Drissi A Boumzebra; Zohair S Charifchefchaouni; Saad A Belhadj; Wajeh A Maazouzi; Zohair Y Al-Halees
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-18     Completed Date:  2007-10-03     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1278-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Surgery Unit, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  surgery
Paraganglioma* / diagnosis,  surgery

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