A functioning-desensitization paraganglioma which caused hemodynamic instability during tumoral resection: Report of a case

Turan M., Gursoy S., Sen M., Karadayi K., Yildiz E., Dokmetas S.

SURGERY TODAY, cilt.34, sa.8, ss.715-718, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00595-004-2782-9
  • Dergi Adı: SURGERY TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.715-718


Paragangliomas are uncommon tumors arising from the neuroendocrine elements of the paraganglia. Their successful management is associated with many problems. We herein present the findings of a 22-year-old man in whom a paraganglioma was incidentally found and in which the clinical and previous operative behavior was functioning desensitization. As a result, preoperative medication was not performed; however, during the tumor resection the patient demonstrated hemodynamic instability.