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Experimental Techniques in Urology & Nephrology

Paraganglioma of the Urinary Bladder - A Rare Tumor

  • Open or CloseRathee VS*

    Department of Surgery and Urology, India

    *Corresponding author: Rathee VS, Department of Surgery and Urology, PGIMS, Rohtak, India

Submission: February 12, 2020; Published: March 04, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/ETUN.2020.03.000553

ISSN: 2578-0395
Volume3 Issue1


Approximately 10% of the tumors from chromaffin cells occur at extra adrenal sites [1]. Extra adrenal pheochromocytomas are known as paragangliomas. Primary paraganglioma of the urinary bladder is rare making up less than 0.05% of all bladder neoplasms [2]. It has been postulated that bladder paragangliomas arise from Embryonic rests of chromaffin cells within the bladder wall. They are commonly situated at the dome or the trigone of the bladder [2,3]. The most common symptoms are paroxysmal hypertension headache, sweating and palpitation [4]. The other symptoms commonly reported is haematuria (50-60%) [5], though this is not specific for paraganglioma.

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