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Is there any difference between a paraganglioma and a pheochromocytoma?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very similar

The two are closely related and both originate from the same kind of cell (chromaffin cells) but pheochromocytomas secrete catecholamines (adrenalin and noradrenalin) while paragangliomas generally do not.

In brief: Very similar

The two are closely related and both originate from the same kind of cell (chromaffin cells) but pheochromocytomas secrete catecholamines (adrenalin and noradrenalin) while paragangliomas generally do not.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

The mayo clinic calls a praganglioma a pheo that did not form from the adrenals.
Most people believe they are separate, with a paraganglioma usually in the neck or bones, always benign and probably inherited from one or both parents. It usually presents as a large mass. Pheos can be asymptomatic but produce hormones tha can affect blood pressure and heart. While usually benign they can be cancerou.

In brief: Yes and no

The mayo clinic calls a praganglioma a pheo that did not form from the adrenals.
Most people believe they are separate, with a paraganglioma usually in the neck or bones, always benign and probably inherited from one or both parents. It usually presents as a large mass. Pheos can be asymptomatic but produce hormones tha can affect blood pressure and heart. While usually benign they can be cancerou.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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