Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 53, Issue 3–4, pp 181–186 | Cite as

Functionless non-chromaffin retropetitoneal paraganglioma causing cauda equina compression

  • P. Ciappetta
  • G. Perrino
  • M. Albrizio


The authors describe a case of functionless non-chromaffin paraganglioma of the retroperitoneal space, that invaded the spinal canal causing a cross section syndrome of the cauda equina. The case is described because of the unusual clinical evolution of the tumour in question, never previously described.


Public Health Interventional Radiology Clinical Evolution Spinal Canal Paraganglioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Ciappetta
    • 1
  • G. Perrino
    • 1
  • M. Albrizio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Surgery and PathologyOspedale “Di Venere”Bari-CarbonaraItaly

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