Laparoscopic resection of a paraganglioma of the organ of Zuckerkandl in a patient with a carotid body tumor.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Paragangliomas of the organ of Zuckerkandl are rare tumors with only several case reports noted in the literature. Synchronous paraganglioma occur sporadically, and on occasion, in association with several genetic syndromes. Paraganglioma of the organ of Zuckerkandl with synchronous carotid body paraganglioma is described herein. Traditionally, surgical resection of abdominal paraganglioma involved an exploratory laparotomy. In this manuscript, we describe one of the first reported laparoscopic resections of this tumor and review the literature on multiple paragangliomas and their associated genetic syndromes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mithani, SK; Marohn, MR; Freischlag, JA; Dackiw, APB; Zeiger, MA

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 55 - 59

PubMed ID

  • 16494184

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-1348


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States