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Malignant vagal paraganglioma

  • R. M. Walsh (a1), E. J. Leen (a2), M. J. Gleeson (a1) and O. H. Shaheen (a1)


Vagal paraganglioma is a rare usually benign tumour of neural crest origin. The malignant form of this tumour i s very uncommon and the diagnosis is made on the basis of its clinical behaviour rather than its histological appearance. We report a case of vagal paraganglioma metastatic to adjacent cervical nodes and discuss the diagnosis and management of this tumour.


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Address for correspondence: Mr R. M. Walsh, F.R.C.S.(ORL), Department of Communication and Neuroscience, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire sT5 5BG.


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