Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 1487638
Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai Zasshi 1992 Nov;40(11):2052-6
A 23-year-old man, complaining of a discomfort in the chest, saw a physician nearby and was pointed out chest abnormal shadow in chest X-ray. He was admitted to our hospital for surgery. As a result of a close check-up at this department, a giant tumor extending from above the right diaphragm to the posterior mediastinum was found. Physical findings in the preoperative examination and general examinations showed no abnormality. The operation was performed and was diagnosed as paraganglioma. This tumor is abundant in blood vessels. Thus, preoperative angiography and securing of the field of operation in treating the blood vessels were considered indispensable for the safety of operation.