Case Report

Retroperitoneal Paraganglioma: A Case Report


  • Serdar Çelik
  • Ömer Demir
  • Burçin Tuna
  • Kutsal Yörükoğlu
  • Adil Esen

Received Date: 12.09.2014 Accepted Date: 13.09.2014 Bull Urooncol 2014;13(3):184-186

Retroperitoneal paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors of neural crest origin. They are mostly benign, however; malignant tumors may present aggressive behavior and may lead to metastasis. Complete surgical resection of the mass is the only potential curative treatment modality for retroperitoneal paragangliomas. Postsurgical follow-up is important for malignant potential. Here we report a case of a 18 year-old female with an 8.5 cm mass located anterior of the right kidney, treated by complete surgical excision. (Bulletin of Urooncology 2014;13:184-186)

Keywords: Pheochromocytoma, nonfunctional paraganglioma, neuroendocrine tumor, retroperitoneal paraganglioma

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