Indian Journal of Urology

: 1999  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123--129

Management of childood paraganliomas

R Lal, S Dave, V Bhatnagar, S Agarwala, AK Gupta, MK Singh, DK Mitra 
 Dept, of Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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R Lal
Dept, of Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi

Paragangliomas are rare tumours in childhood. They have a wide spectrum of presentation depending on the functional status and a significant characteristic is he lack of correlation between biological behaviour and gross morphological and routine histological features. Early diagnosis and adequate surgical excision usually result in a good prognosis. 4 children with extra-adrenal paragangliomas are being reported. These cases represent the two ends of the spectrum pf presentation-3 cases had small but secrtory tumours associated with severe hypertension and its sequelae and 1 case had a huge palpable tumour without hypertension. A preoperative diagnosis was possible in the 3 tumours associated with hypertension. All cases had highly vascular tumours and were treated by complete surgical excision. The need for a high index of suspicion in order to establish the diagnosis preoperatively, especially in «DQ»the clinically silent«DQ» or «DQ»the non-secretory«DQ» tumours has been emphasised because this would enable the surgeons and the anaesthetist to manage the intraoperative course better.

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Lal R, Dave S, Bhatnagar V, Agarwala S, Gupta A K, Singh M K, Mitra D K. Management of childood paraganliomas.Indian J Urol 1999;15:123-129

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Lal R, Dave S, Bhatnagar V, Agarwala S, Gupta A K, Singh M K, Mitra D K. Management of childood paraganliomas. Indian J Urol [serial online] 1999 [cited 2023 Jan 27 ];15:123-129
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