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An unusual mesenteric paraganglioma producing human chorionic gonadotropin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15237592     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adrenal and extra-adrenal paragangliomas are uncommon neoplasms arising from the parenchymal cells of paraganglia. The presenting symptoms are mostly due to excess catecholamine secretion. Extra-adrenal paragangliomas are mostly localized in the superior para-aortic region of the abdomen. Mesenteric paragangliomas are very rare. We report an unusual case of mesenteric paraganglioma producing human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report describing hCG secretion in an extra-adrenal paraganglioma.
Aras Emre Canda; Banu Sis; Selman Sökmen; Mehmet Füzün; M Serefettin Canda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tumori     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0300-8916     ISO Abbreviation:  Tumori     Publication Date:    2004 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-07     Completed Date:  2004-07-20     Revised Date:  2008-12-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0111356     Medline TA:  Tumori     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / secretion*
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal / diagnosis*,  pathology,  secretion
Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  secretion
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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