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Cases Journal

, 2:72

First Online: 21 January 2009Received: 12 January 2009Accepted: 21 January 2009DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-2-72

Cite this article as: Khalid, T.J., Zuberi, O., Zuberi, L. et al. Cases Journal 2009 2: 72. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-2-72


IntroductionPrimary cardiac paraganglioma is a very rare tumor with less than sixty reported cases in the literature. The clinical presentation is variable, but is most commonly manifested by hypertension and symptoms related to the catecholamine excess.

Case ReportWe report a case of a 35 year old man who presented with anginal pain and hypertension. He was found to have a cardiac mass on the computed tomographic scan and echocardiogram. He underwent surgical exploration of the mass which on biopsy was found to be a -Cardiac Paraganglioma-. Surgical resection of the tumor was successfully done and the patient is doing well five years after the surgery without any evidence of recurrence. His blood pressure, however, failed to normalize and needed single agent antihypertensive therapy.

ConclusionCardiac paragangliomas have a relatively favorable outcome if diagnosed and resected in time. We briefly review the literature regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this rare tumor.

AbbreviationsTEETrans-esophageal echocardiography

CTComputed Tomography

MRIMagnetic Resonance Imaging

I-123 MIBGIodine-123-meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1757-1626-2-72 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Tabindeh J Khalid - Omer Zuberi - Lara Zuberi - Imran Khalid

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