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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2023, 11(2), 31-32
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-11-2-6
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A Case of Non-functioning Paraganglioma – A Rare Phenomena

Obed Agyei1, Zonera Ali1 and Yanmin Zhang1,

1Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA USA

Pub. Date: February 19, 2023

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Obed Agyei, Zonera Ali and Yanmin Zhang. A Case of Non-functioning Paraganglioma – A Rare Phenomena. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2023; 11(2):31-32. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-11-2-6


Non-functioning paragangliomas are rare tumors. I describe a case of a 74-year-old woman who presented with worsening neck mass and subsequently discovered to have a non-functioning paraganglioma after surgical resection. These tumors are associated with paraneoplastic diseases including MEN Syndromes, Neurofibromatosis and Von Hippel Lindau. Patients should be referred for genetic counseling once diagnosis is established.

Paraganglioma rare genetics MEN syndrome

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