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Paraganglioma of the cervical sympathetic trunk

Manfred T Birchler, Klara Landau, Philip T Went & Sandro Stöckli

abstract We report the case of a 17-year-old man who presented with left-sided Horner's syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a spindle-shaped cervical tumor in the left paravertebral space. During operation, a tumor originating from the left sympathetic trunk was found. The histopathologic analysis showed a sympathetic paraganglioma. The sympathetic trunk is an extremely rare location for a cervical paraganglioma; only a few cases have been reported in the literature.
   
citation Birchler M T, Landau K, Went P T, Stöckli S. Paraganglioma of the cervical sympathetic trunk. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2002; 111:1087-91.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 12-2002
journal title The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology (111/12 Pt 1)
ISSN print 0003-4894
pages 1087-91
PubMed 12498369