Gynecological Endocrinology | 2019

Paraganglioma in pregnancy: interdisciplinary management during pregnancy



Abstract Paragangliomas are tumors that originate from the extra-adrenal neural crest, the incidence of which during pregnancy is not more than two to eight cases per million people per year and are known to be highly morbid. The purpose of this report is to describe the experience and results obtained during management of a primigravida diagnosed with paraganglioma on week 21.2 and received both medical and surgical management with good maternal and perinatal outcomes. This case report evidences the importance of practicing interdisciplinary management of patients with clinical suspicion of paragangliomas or pheochromocytomas during pregnancy at high-complexity centers even in a medium-income country.

Volume 35
Pages 567 - 570
DOI 10.1080/09513590.2019.1576619
Language English
Journal Gynecological Endocrinology

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