Gangliocytic paraganglioma in cauda equina region, with biochemical and neuropathological studies. Case report

J. F. Llena, H. S. Wisoff, A. Hirano

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Biochemical analysis of a nonfunctional paraganglioma in the cauda equina region demonstrates that its catecholamine content is predominantly dopamine with small amounts of noradrenaline and adrenaline. Scattered mature neurons characterize the tumor as gangliocytic paraganglioma. Ultrastructural study shows intracytoplasmic neurosecretory granules in the neoplastic cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-282
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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