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Pulmonary metastases in a bilateral carotid body paraganglioma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17670316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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We report the case of a bilateral carotid body paraganglioma which gave metastases to the lung parenchyma; the rarity of diffuse visceral spread is emphasised in this article. The patient was a 69-year-old woman operated for a right carotid body paraganglioma in 1997. In August 2002, a recurrent left carotid body paraganglioma was resected. Three months later she started presenting minimum hemoptysis and pulmonary tumours were detected during a routine chest roentgenographic examination. A right upper lobectomy and a wedge resection in the lower lobe were performed to remove them. Grossly, the greatest tumour measured 3.3x2.5x2.3cm and was well circumscribed and subpleural. It was histologically confirmed that these pulmonary tumours were metastases from the primary paraganglioma.
Authors:
Carlos García Franco; Carlos García Franco; Sarah Heili; Luis Jiménez Hiscock; José Zapatero Gaviria
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-09     Revised Date:  2012-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  578-80     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Avda. Reyes Católicos no. 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain. cgarciafranco@terra.es
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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep;13(3):366
Note: Franco, Carlos García [corrected to García Franco, Carlos]

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