Paragangliomas 1

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Paragangliomas 1

Paragangliomas, also referred to as 'glomus body tumors,' are tumors derived from paraganglia located throughout the body. Nonchromaffin types primarily serve as chemoreceptors (hence, the tumor name 'chemodectomas') and are located in the head and neck region (i.e., carotid body, jugular, vagal, and tympanic regions), whereas chromaffin types have endocrine activity, conventionally referred to as 'pheochromocytomas,' and are usually located below the head and neck (i.e., adrenal medulla and pre- and paravertebral thoracoabdominal regions). PGL can manifest as nonchromaffin head and neck tumors only, adrenal and/or extraadrenal pheochromocytomas only, or a combination of the 2 types of tumors ({5:Baysal, 2002}; {42:Neumann et al., 2004}). The triad of gastric leiomyosarcoma, pulmonary chondroma, and extraadrenal paraganglioma constitutes a syndrome that occurs mainly in young women and is known as the Carney triad ({604287}). This triad is not to be confused with the other Carney syndrome of myxoma, spotty pigmentation, and endocrinopathy ({160980}). {4:Baysal (2008)} provided a review of the molecular pathogenesis of hereditary paraganglioma. Genetic Heterogeneity of Paragangliomas See also PGL4 ({115310}), caused by mutation in the SDHB gene ({185470}) on chromosome 1p36; PGL3 ({605373}), caused by mutation in the SDHC gene ({602413}) on chromosome 1q21; PGL2 ({601650}), caused by mutation in the SDHAF2 gene ({613019}) on chromosome 11q13; and PGL5 ({614165}), caused by mutation in the SDHA gene ({600857}) on chromosome 5p15.
 

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Pheo Para Alliance

To provide a resource to patients, healthcare providers and researchers that offers value. To "spread the word" about Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma and to help educate and provide knowledge that assists in the search for a cure...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2015

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VHL Alliance

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Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

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Pheo Para Alliance

To provide a resource to patients, healthcare providers and researchers that offers value. To "spread the word" about Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma and to help educate and provide knowledge that assists in the search for a cure...

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Last Updated: 10 Feb 2015

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VHL Alliance

VHLA is dedicated to research, education, and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by VHL.

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Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

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The terms "Paragangliomas 1" returned 1 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multidisciplinary management of paragangliomas of the head and neck, Part 1.
 

Author(s): Kenneth Hu, Mark S Persky

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2003 Jul;17(7):983-93.

 

Paragangliomas most commonly occur in the carotid body, jugulotympanic area, and vagus nerve but have also been reported in other areas of the head and neck. These tumors are highly vascular and characteristically have early blood vessel and neural involvement, making their treatment ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2003

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Study Of Sunitinib In Patients With Recurrent Paraganglioma/Pheochromocytoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Paraganglioma; Pheochromocytoma

 

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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A Study Evaluating Ultratrace Iobenguane I 131 (MIBG) in Patients With Malignant Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pheochromocytoma; Paraganglioma

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2015

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Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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