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Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 65–69 | Cite as

Cerebellopontine angle paraganglioma – report of a case and review of literature

  • Prabal Deb
  • Mehar Chand Sharma
  • Shailesh Gaikwad
  • Aditya Gupta
  • Veer Singh Mehta
  • Chitra SarkarEmail author
Clinical Study

Summary

Majority of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors are acoustic neuromas, while bulk of the non-acoustic tumors are formed by meningiomas and epidermoid cysts. Primary paraganglioma is a rare tumor in this location, with only two such cases having been reported in the literature, till date. Recently, a case has been described wherein a paraganglioma was apparently arising as a primary lesion in the cerebellar hemisphere. We report another case of an intracranial paraganglioma of the CPA in a 40-year-old female, which did not have any vascular attachment but had focal cerebellar extension.

Keywords

cerebellopontine angle paraganglioma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prabal Deb
    • 1
  • Mehar Chand Sharma
    • 1
  • Shailesh Gaikwad
    • 2
  • Aditya Gupta
    • 3
  • Veer Singh Mehta
    • 3
  • Chitra Sarkar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PathologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)New DelhiIndia

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