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Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 49–55 | Cite as

Paragangliomas in the cauda equina region: clinicopathoradiologic findings in four cases

  • Seung-Yeob Yang
  • Yong Jun Jin
  • Sung Hye Park
  • Tae Ahn Jahng
  • Hyun Jib Kim
  • Chun Kee ChungEmail author
Clinical Study

Summary

Paragangliomas of the cauda equina are rare neuroendocrine tumors. Four cases of nonsecreting paraganglioma of the cauda equina, preoperatively misdiagnosed as neurinoma, are presented with an emphasis on the correlation between magnetic resonance imaging findings and pathological features. Although it is difficult to correctly diagnose paraganglioma preoperatively for intradural extramedullary tumors, especially in the cauda equina, paraganglioma should be included in differential diagnoses.

Keywords

cauda equina magnetic resonance imaging paraganglioma pathology 

Abbreviations

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

GFAP

glial fibrillary acid protein

GTR

gross total removal

LBP

low back pain

MIBG

metaiodobenzyl guanidine

MR

magnetic resonance

NSE

neuron specific enolase

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seung-Yeob Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yong Jun Jin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sung Hye Park
    • 3
  • Tae Ahn Jahng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hyun Jib Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chun Kee Chung
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Clinical Research InstituteSeoul National University HospitalSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of PathologySeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulKorea

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