Korean J Urol.  2009 Mar;50(3):296-299.

Paraganglioma of a Bladder with a Bladder Stone

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea. ksleemd@dongguk.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 4Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea.

Abstract

Paragangliomas of the urinary bladder are very rare tumors of the paraganglion system that arise from chromaffin cells in or near the sympathetic ganglia. Only approximately 15% of them develop from extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue. Most of these tumors are hormonally active and secrete mainly noradrenaline (rarely adrenaline), calcitonin, and adrenocorticotropic hormone. Paragangliomas are generally benign tumors, with less than 10% being malignant. Here we report a case of a paraganglioma arising in a urinary bladder with a bladder stone.

Keyword

Paraganglioma; Urinary bladder; Urinary bladder calculi

MeSH Terms

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Calcitonin
Chromaffin Cells
Ganglia, Sympathetic
Norepinephrine
Paraganglioma
Urinary Bladder
Urinary Bladder Calculi
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Calcitonin
Norepinephrine
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