ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Primary pulmonary paraganglioma: Two cases
Cabir Yüksel1, Gökhan Kocaman1, Bülent Mustafa Yenigün1, Hilal Özakıncı2, Serpil Dizbay Sak2, Serkan Enön1, Hakan Kutlay1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Medical Pathology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.18844
Paraganglioma is a rare tumor originating from extra-adrenal chromaffin cells. Primary pulmonary paraganglioma can also be seen in pediatric patients. Due to its endobronchial localization, morphological features, and neuroendocrine immunohistochemical profile, primary pulmonary paraganglioma can be confused with carcinoid tumor. Primary pulmonary paraganglioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of endobronchial tumors and necessary precautions should be taken, considering that it may be functioning. In appropriate cases, bronchial sleeve resection provides curative treatment. In this article, we present two cases: First was a functioning primary pulmonary paraganglioma that underwent lobectomy and second was an entirely endobronchial tumor without any extra-bronchial spread that underwent bronchial sleeve resection.
Keywords : Bronchial sleeve resection, endobronchial paraganglioma, functioning pulmonary paraganglioma, primary pulmonary paraganglioma
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