Metastatic paraganglioma causing spinal cord compression

Citation
Ma. Hamilton et D. Tait, Metastatic paraganglioma causing spinal cord compression, BR J RADIOL, 73(872), 2000, pp. 901-904
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology ,Nuclear Medicine & Imaging","Medical Research Diagnosis & Treatment
Journal title
BRITISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0007-1285 → ACNP
Volume
73
Issue
872
Year of publication
2000
Pages
901 - 904
Database
ISI
SICI code
Abstract
We describe two cases of metastatic retroperitoneal paraganglioma associate d with extradural spinal cord compression. Both occurred in young men; one being metastatic at presentation, the other becoming metastatic 19 years af ter attempted surgical resection. Despite a long, relatively stable natural history after diagnosis (10 and 19 years, respectively) both had an accele ration of their disease once extradural disease was detected. These cases i llustrate the potentially aggressive nature of this disease, the need for l ong-term follow-up and the effectiveness of a variety of therapies for pall iation, and also raise the possibility of "prophylactic" treatment to preve nt spinal cord compression.