Extra-adrenal Paraganglioma: An Uncommon Cause of Secondary Hypertension in a Young Subject

  • SK Kota Resident, Department of Endocrinology, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad-500001, Andhra Pradesh
  • SK Kota Department of Anaesthesia, Central Security Hospital, RIYADH
  • S Jammula Department of Pharmaceutics, Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, BERHAMPUR, Orissa
  • S Panda Department of Cardiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pundicherry
Keywords: Paraganglioma, Tuberculous meningitis, Secondary hypertension

Abstract

An 8 year boy was admitted with features of tuberculous meningitis. He was detected to have hypertension. Further investigations revealed an extra-adrenal paraganglioma. Tuberculous meningitis and paraganglioma could be chance associations. Paraganglioma is a rare and potentially lethal cause of secondary hypertension, very uncommon at this age. If left untreated it leads to complications arising from unrelenting hypertension. We report a case report on this very rare disease of paraganglioma presenting in an unexpected way.

Key words: Paraganglioma; Tuberculous meningitis; Secondary hypertension

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v31i3.4965

J Nep Paedtr Soc 2011;31(3): 238-240

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2011-09-20
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Kota, S., Kota, S., Jammula, S., & Panda, S. (2011). Extra-adrenal Paraganglioma: An Uncommon Cause of Secondary Hypertension in a Young Subject. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 31(3), 238-240. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v31i3.4965
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