International Journal of Clinical Oncology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 160-162

Malignant paraganglioma arising from the kidney

  • Naoki YamamotoAffiliated withDepartment of Urology, Toyota Memorial Hospital Email author 
  • , Shinichi MaedaAffiliated withDepartment of Urology, Toyota Memorial Hospital
  • , Yoshikazu MizoguchiAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology

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Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms arising from undifferentiated cells of the primitive neural crest. We report a case of a 34-year-old patient with renal paraganglioma. Complete surgical resection of the tumor was performed without intraoperative incident. The diagnosis was made based on immunohistochemical and ultramicroscopic analyses. The postoperative course was uneventful. Based on the obtained results, we discuss the clinical aspects of the case and the diagnosis.

Key words

Kidney Malignant Paraganglioma