Management of a giant thoracic hypervascular paraspinal ganglioma

Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jan;93(1):e7-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.07.060.


We report a rare occurrence of a large primary nonfunctioning paraganglioma of the thoracic spine in a 76-year-old man who underwent successful multimodality treatment by preoperative angiographic embolization and debulking through a lateral transthoracic surgical approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
  • Paraganglioma / diagnosis
  • Paraganglioma / surgery*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed