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Case Report

Year: 2012 | Volume: 2 | Issue 3 | Page: 147 - 149

A Rare Surgical Tumor of Mesenteric Paraganglioma Presenting as a Fibroid Uterus

Harshini V, Bharathi H R, Shameem, Nayak S R, Nirupama

Paragangliomas are rare tumors originating from the parenchymal cells of paraganglia. In adults the adrenal medulla is the largest paraganglion and paragangliomas most frequently occur in the adrenal medulla. We report a rare case of a solitary primary paraganglioma arising in the mesentery, found in a
38 yr old woman who presented with complaints of infertility dysmenorrhoea, mass per abdomen, abdominal distension since 6 months. Clinical examination and ultrasound abdomen suggested multiple fibroids. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a large mesenteric cyst The histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of mesenteric paraganglioma.

Key words : Paraganglioma, Fibroid
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