Imaging of Intrathoracic Paragangliomas

Daniel Ocazionez, Girish S. Shroff, Daniel Vargas, Demetrius Dicks, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Arun C. Nachiappan, Horacio Murillo, Ameya Baxi, Carlos S. Restrepo

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Abstract

Intrathoracic paragangliomas are uncommon and only represent 1%-2% of paragangliomas. They are most commonly found in mediastinal compartments (aortopulmonary window or posterior mediastinum). Computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and specific nuclear medicine radiotracers are routinely used to characterize these lesions and help exclude other more common conditions. Selective angiography is currently used for preoperative embolization and mapping of the vascular supply before surgical resection, rather than for diagnostic purposes alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-593
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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