1 Paragangliomas

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Paraganglion is defined as non neuronal cell derived from the neural crest.

Types:

  • Chromaffin cells (Sympathetic paraganglion)
    • Pathology e.g.-  Pheochromocytoma
  • Non chromaffin cells (Para-sympathetic paraganglion) 
    • Pathology e.g.- Carotid body tumor, Glomus juglare, Glomus tympanicum
      • sometimes called Glomus tumors* ]


*Not to be confused with Glomangioma which are also called Glomus tumors: benign vascular tumors (75% in hand).



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  1. Thank you for clarifying the confusion

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