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 is there any difference between a paraganglioma and a pheochromocytoma?
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Paraganglioma is usually treated surgically and does not make any substances that cause side effects.
.Like a pheo does...These tumors reak havoc on the person raising blood pressure, heart rate, etc and are sometimes very hard to locate.

In brief: Yes
Paraganglioma is usually treated surgically and does not make any substances that cause side effects.
.Like a pheo does...These tumors reak havoc on the person raising blood pressure, heart rate, etc and are sometimes very hard to locate.
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Paraganglioma def:
A rare, usually benign tumor that develops from cells of the paraganglia.
Paraganglia are a collection of cells that came from embryonic nervous tissue, and are found near the adrenal glands and some blood vessels and nerves. Paragangliomas that develop in the adrenal gland are called pheochromocytomas. Those that develop outside of the adrenal glands near blood vessels or nerves are glomus tumors.

In brief: Paraganglioma def:
A rare, usually benign tumor that develops from cells of the paraganglia.
Paraganglia are a collection of cells that came from embryonic nervous tissue, and are found near the adrenal glands and some blood vessels and nerves. Paragangliomas that develop in the adrenal gland are called pheochromocytomas. Those that develop outside of the adrenal glands near blood vessels or nerves are glomus tumors.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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