Symptomatic Pelvic Paraganglioma in an Adult

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2016,5,1,26-28.
Published:January 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Zubair Syed, A. K. Chaturvedi, Wasif Bashir, Dhawan Sunaina

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India


Paragangliomas are relatively rare in an adults, with most arising from para‑aortic sympathetic chain. Paraganglioma localized at the extravesical pelvic cavity is extremely rare, only few case reports are published. We report a case of paravesical paraganglioma in a 45‑year‑old man who initially presented with irritable bladder and palpitations after voiding for 6 years and was being treated symptomatically for urinary tract infection and anxiety. Cross‑sectional imaging showed a paravesical mass and was treated by robotic excision of the mass.