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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 199-201

Paraganglioma of neck in a child : a case report

Medical College, Kolkata, India

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Medical College, Kolkata
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ABSTRACT: Paragangliomas of the head and neck are ubiquitous in distribution, originating from the paraganglia or glomus cells, within the carotid body, vagal nerve and middle ear. It typically affects the middle aged. The patients present late in the course of the disease with a painless slow growing mass. Clinical manifestations include upper lateral neck mass, hoarseness of voice, lower cranial nerve palsies, pulsatile tinnitus and other neurological symptoms. But paragangliomas in a child is a rare entity as the present case is.


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