paraganglion


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paraganglion

[¦par·ə′gaŋ·glē‚än]
(anatomy)
Small structure associated with the sympathetic nervous system containing chromaffin tissue (hormonally active tissue related to the adrenal medulla). Also known as chromaffin body.
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Paragangliomas (PGs) are uncommon neuroendocrine tumors that develop in the extra-adrenal paraganglion neurocrest tissue.
Schilddruse, Epithelkorperchen, Ultimobranchialer Korper und Paraganglion caroticum ihre Topographie, Blutversorgung und Morphologie bei Huhn, Taube, Gans und Ente Inaug Dissertation.
Paragangliomas are uncommon hypervascular neuroendocrine tumors that develop in the extra-adrenal paraganglion tissue; they represent 0.
We present a case of a mesenteric paraganglioma with a subsequent finding of a small paraganglion cell nest within the gallbladder.
Extra-adrenal paragangliomas arising from neuroectodermal-derived paraganglion tissue are uncommon tumors (1).