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2020 Apr 05

Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg



Functional Intracardiac Paraganglioma.


Chung Y W, Choi J W, Kim K-H
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 05; 53(2):86-88.
PMID: 32309209.


A 39-year-old man presented to the department of emergency medicine in Seoul National University Hospital complaining of chest pain, heart palpitation, and headache. Upon arrival, a computed tomography scan showed a 7.0 cm×6.2 cm lesion with the typical features of a paraganglioma. The patient was treated with an alpha-blocker and a beta-blocker prior to surgical intervention. We removed the tumor successfully, and histopathologic findings indicated that the tumor was indeed a paraganglioma. Since intracardiac paraganglioma is a rare disease, we present this case together with a literature review.