Advanced Search

Home > Journals > The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery > Past Issues > The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 February;41(1) > The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 February;41(1):99-103

ISSUES AND ARTICLES   MOST READ   eTOC

CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery


Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,632

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 February;41(1):99-103

VASCULAR PAPERS 

 CASE REPORTS

Vagal paraganglioma. Report of a case surgically treated and review of the literature

Conforti M., Rispoli P., Barile G., Bellan A., Sandrone N., Merlo M. *, Raso A. M.

From the Cat­tedra e ­Scuola di Spe­cia­liz­zaz­ione in Chi­rurgia Vas­co­lare Università ­degli ­Studi,­Torino, ­Italy
*Divis­ione Osped­a­liera di Chi­rurgia Vas­co­lare Azienda Osped­a­liera San Gio­vanni Bat­tista di ­Torino, ­Torino, ­Italy

The ­authors ­report the obser­va­tion of one ­case of ­vagal par­a­gan­glioma ­occurred in a ­young ­woman. The ­tumor man­i­fested ­itself as a ­left sub-­man­dib­ular tumes­cence; the ­very ­first diag­nostic ­approach was ­achieved ­through echog­raphy, ­which ­showed a ­mass ­behind the ­internal ­carotid ­artery and com­pressing the ­internal jug­ular ­vein. The fol­lowing exam­ina­tions, rep­re­sented by ­neck CT, NMR, angio­graphy and ­fine ­needle aspi­ra­tion ­initially ­directed ­towards the sus­pi­cion of chem­o­dec­toma. ­Only at oper­a­tion, the ana­tom­ical sit­u­a­tion of the ­tumor, ­which encap­su­lated the ­vagus ­nerve and the sub­se­quent ­results of the hys­to­log­ical exam­ina­tion ­revealed the cor­rect diag­nosis of ­vagal par­a­gan­glioma.

language: English


FULL TEXT  REPRINTS

top of page