Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 1400–1404 | Cite as

Endoscopic Resection of a Duodenal Gangliocytic Paraganglioma

  • Tomoko Morita
  • Satoru Tamura
  • Yuichi Yokoyama
  • Tomoko Onishi
  • Yoshinori Kuratani
  • Hiroshi Mizuta
  • Saburo Onishi
Original Article


A gangliocytic paraganglioma (GP) is an extremely rare neurogenic tumor nearly located in the second portion of the duodenum and has been regarded as benign. We report a case of duodenal GP in a 53-year-old man. The GP arose in the second portion of the duodenum and was shown by histological examination to consist of epithelioid cells, spindle cells, and ganglion-like cells. An endoscopic ultrasonography showed a round, well-demarcated, inhomogeneous, submucosal tumor in the 3rd-4th layer. We resected it by endoscopic mucosal resection.


Gangliocytic paraganglioma Duodenum Endoscopic mucosal resection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoko Morita
    • 1
  • Satoru Tamura
    • 2
  • Yuichi Yokoyama
    • 2
  • Tomoko Onishi
    • 1
  • Yoshinori Kuratani
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Mizuta
    • 1
  • Saburo Onishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology and HepatologyKochi Medical SchoolKohasu, Okoh-cho, NankokuJapan
  2. 2.Department of EndoscopyKochi Medical SchoolNankokuJapan

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