J Med Assoc Thai 2009; 92 (11):1532

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An Extra-adrenal Pheochromocytoma of the Organ of Zuckerkandl: Report of a Case
Prichayudh S Mail, Kritayakirana K , Snabboon T , Sriussadaporn S , Sriussadaporn S , Pak-art R , Sirimahachaiyakul P , Tsunoyama T , Capin A

The authors report a case of extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma of the organ of Zuckerkandl presenting
with hypertension and an abdominal mass in a young adult. Preoperative diagnosis was made by biochemical
and imaging studies. The operation to remove the tumor was successfully performed. The patient remains
normotensive and symptom free at 15-month follow-up. The authors also discuss the diagnostic modalities and
surgical technique used in the presented patient.

Keywords: Extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma, Organ of Zuckerkandl


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