Cardiac Paraganglioma in a 14-Year-Old

Neha Bansal, Henry L. Walters, Sanjeev Aggarwal

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Cardiac paraganglioma (PGL) is a rare catecholamine-secreting tumor forming 1% to 3% of cardiac tumors. Although most PGL occur sporadically, evidence exists that 40% of them may be related to familial cancer predisposition syndromes. We present a unique case of a 14-year-old female who presented with persistent hypertension and was found to have a cardiac PGL. During surgical resection, even though the main right coronary was preserved, the sinoatrial (SA) nodal artery was surrounded by the tumor and required resection with the tumor. The patient subsequently developed SA node dysfunction and is currently being evaluated for placement of a permanent pacemaker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2021
Externally publishedYes


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