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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(2), 134-136
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-2-9
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Severe Dry Cough as Presenting Symptom of Patient with Five Paragangliomas

Emily Waddick1, Ameya Asarkar1, Mansour Mirfakhraee2 and Cherie-Ann O. Nathan1,

1Department of Otolaryngology/Head Neck Surgery, LSU Health, Shreveport, LA

2Department of Radiology, Willis Knighton Medical Center, Shreveport, LA

Pub. Date: December 20, 2020

Cite this paper:
Emily Waddick, Ameya Asarkar, Mansour Mirfakhraee and Cherie-Ann O. Nathan. Severe Dry Cough as Presenting Symptom of Patient with Five Paragangliomas. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(2):134-136. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-2-9

Abstract

Introduction: A 60 year-old white female presented with a dry cough of 8 months duration. Case report: On examination, there was a reddish mass at the inferior right tympanic membrane and bilateral upper neck fullness. Subsequent imaging revealed five paragangliomas - right glomus jugulare, left glomus vagale, left carotid body tumor, right glomus vagale, and left superior mediastinum paraganglioma. Discussion: This case highlights the presenting symptoms, multidisciplinary workup, and management of a rare case of five paragangliomas.

Keywords:
paraganglioma parapharyngeal space tumors radiation therapy

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