Paraganglioma presenting as a mesenteric cystic mass: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Andreea Iliesiu
    • Irena Antonia Ungureanu
    • Aida Petca
    • Maria Magdalena Constantin
    • Razvan‑Cosmin Petca
    • Florica Sandru
    • Traian Constantin
    • Mihai Cristian Dumitrascu
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  • Published online on: May 28, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8805
  • Pages: 2489-2492
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Abstract

The present study aims to raise awareness about the necessity of a thorough differential diagnosis process when diagnosing paraganglioma as it is an extremely rare entity with a high malignant potential. A 64‑year‑old female patient was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of bowel obstruction and a palpable abdominal mass. Abdominal and pelvic computed tomography revealed a cystic heterogeneously enhanced mass. The tumor was surgically removed and then microscopically analysed. Microscopically, the mass was composed of nests of small polygonal and round cells with central vesicular nuclei, consistent with the diagnosis of mesenteric paraganglioma which was later confirmed by immunohistochemistry. The critical markers for paragangliomas, namely chromogranin A and S100, should be used as the first step in diagnosis, followed by other valuable immunohistochemical markers. A long‑term follow‑up is extremely important following the diagnosis of paraganglioma as all these tumors have a malignant potential.

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Iliesiu A, Ungureanu IA, Petca A, Constantin MM, Petca RC, Sandru F, Constantin T and Dumitrascu MC: Paraganglioma presenting as a mesenteric cystic mass: A case report . Exp Ther Med 20: 2489-2492, 2020
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Iliesiu, A., Ungureanu, I.A., Petca, A., Constantin, M.M., Petca, R., Sandru, F. ... Dumitrascu, M.C. (2020). Paraganglioma presenting as a mesenteric cystic mass: A case report . Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 20, 2489-2492. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8805
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Iliesiu, A., Ungureanu, I. A., Petca, A., Constantin, M. M., Petca, R., Sandru, F., Constantin, T., Dumitrascu, M. C."Paraganglioma presenting as a mesenteric cystic mass: A case report ". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20.3 (2020): 2489-2492.
Chicago
Iliesiu, A., Ungureanu, I. A., Petca, A., Constantin, M. M., Petca, R., Sandru, F., Constantin, T., Dumitrascu, M. C."Paraganglioma presenting as a mesenteric cystic mass: A case report ". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20, no. 3 (2020): 2489-2492. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8805