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, vol.34, no.8, pp.715-718, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-004-2782-9
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.