Preoperative embolization in the management of a non-functioning mediastinal paraganglioma


Dogusoy I. , Yapici F., Cizmeli M. O. , Demirbag H., Yildirim M.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.21, ss.1141-1144, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5826
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1141-1144

Özet

Paragangliomas are rare tumors of the mediastinum. Complete surgical resection is the only effective treatment modality, although it is challenging due to the location of the tumor around great vessels and hypervascularity characteristics of tumor. In this article, we report a 37-year-old female case with paraganglioma in the middle mediastinum detected incidentally by radiological imaging. The tumor was inactive; however, severe bleeding occurred in the initial diagnostic thoracotomy. The tumor was resected successfully after selective embolization. Following complete resection, the patient followed for five years with no recurrence.