A 70-year-old female was operated on for extradural spinal cord tumor in 1982. Microscopic examination revealed the tumor as paraganglioma. Tumor recurred at paravertebral twice in 1985 and 1989, and they were also resected. In 1995, her chest X-ray film showed round tumor in the right upper field. Exploratory open lung biopsy was performed in 1996, and right upper lobectomy was performed according to for malignant lung tumor because intra-operative microscopic findings showed carcinoid or lung metastasis of paraganglioma. Chest wall tumor at paravertebral was resected at the same time. Postoperative microscopic examination revealed the tumors were same as operated paraganglioma. The 2nd thoracotomy was done in 1999, and two chest wall tumors and a pulmonary nodule in right S8 segment were resected. They were recurrence and pulmonary metastasis of paraganglioma. Now 18 years after initial operation, she is out of hospital in tumor free.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jul|
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