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paraganglioma


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n. a tumour, related to phaeochromocytoma arising from paraganglion cells. Such tumours can occur around the aorta, the carotid artery (carotid body tumour), and the cervical portion of the vagus nerve (glomus tumour), as well as in the abdomen and the eye. They are usually benign and treated by surgery, but occasionally can be malignant, requiring systemic treatment.

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