Histoloical and clinical study of paraganglioma of the retroperitoneum (report of 10 case )
JI Qiang,JIANG Li-sheng,CHEN Peng (Department of General Surgery,West China Hospital,Sichuan University,Chengdu 610041,China)
Objective To study the diagnosis and management of paragangliomas in the retroperitoneum. Methods 10 patients with paragangliomas of the retropertoneum were analyzed retrospectively. 6 patients presented with hypertention,headache ,palpitation ,sweating and blurred vision et al.Results All the patients were treated with surgical operation including 7 total resection of tumor ,2 partial resection and 1 biopsy . 2 of the 10 cases were malignant according to the post-operative pathologic dianosis. Conclusion Ultrasonography and CT scanning are effective means for tumor localization. The determination of CA and VMA in blood and urine is valuable for the qualitative diagnosis.Surgical extirpation is a good method for the effective treatment .