Familial Cancer

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 601–606 | Cite as

A mutation of the succinate dehydrogenase B gene in a Korean family with paraganglioma

  • Borum Sagong
  • Young Joon Seo
  • Hyun-Jin Lee
  • Mi Joo Kim
  • Un-Kyung KimEmail author
  • In Seok MoonEmail author
Original Article


Familial paraganglioma (PGL) is a dominantly inherited disorder characterized by development of PGLs in the head and neck region. Germline mutations in genes coding for succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) subunits D, B, and C (SDHD, SDHB, SDHC) are found in almost all familial PGL patients. A 19-year-old female presented with pulsatile tinnitus and a reddish pulsating mass in the external auditory canal, and her mother complained of similar symptoms. Paraganglioma was found in both patients and was surgically removed. We report a case of germline SDHB mutation. This mutation was a deletion of thymine at nucleotide position 757 in exon 7 of the SDHB gene (c.757delT).


Germ-line mutation Succinate dehydrogenase Paraganglioma 



This research was supported by a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (HI14C2119 to U.K.K). This work was also supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning (2015R1A2A2A01003438 to U.K.K) and NRF grant funded by the Korean government (NRF-2014R1A1A2058141 to I.S.M).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology, College of Natural SciencesKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.School of Life Sciences, BK21 Plus KNU Creative BioResearch GroupKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea

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