Tumoren des nebennierenmarks und der paraganglien

Translated title of the contribution: Tumors of the adrenal medulla and the paraganglia

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The sympathetic and parasympathetic paraganglia are the site of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas. The adrenal pheochromocytoma and the abdominal paraganglioma derive-from the sympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic paragangliomas are predominantly localized in the head and neck region. Most pheochromocytomas are hormonally active and benign. The abdominal paragangliomas usually correspond to adrenal pheochromocytomas, but are more commonly malignant. The parasympathetic paragangliomas are usually benign, hormonally inactive and are most commonly located in the bifurcation of the carotid artery.

Translated title of the contributionTumors of the adrenal medulla and the paraganglia
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)280-286
Number of pages7
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes


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