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J Korean Radiol Soc. 2007 Oct;57(4):341-344. English. Case Report.
Choi SA , Choi N , Park JS , Paik SH , Koh ES , Shin HK , Cha JG , Hong HS .
Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Korea.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Korea.

A 24-year-old man that had previously undergone a complete resection of a cervical paraganglioma presented with multiple well-defined intrapulmonary nodules on contrast-enhanced computed tomography. All of the nodules showed homogeneously intense enhancement. The largest nodule was a hot spot on F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. It was diagnosed as a paraganglioma using wedge resection via video-assisted thoracoscopic resection. Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors and are exceedingly rare in the lung parenchyma. A few reports have described one or two intrapulmonary lesions, including primary tumors and metastases. We report a unique case of a multiple metastatic paraganglioma in the parenchyma of both lungs.

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