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A Carotid Body Tumor Mimicking a Thyroid Nodule
Journal of Medical Cases
Paragangliomas (PGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors arising from the extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue of the autonomic nervous system. They are most frequently found in the head and neck, mainly associated with the carotid body, vagus nerve, jugulotympanic paraganglia, and occasionaly, the superior-inferior paraganglia. Paragangliomas are rarely encountered in thyroid as well, and thyroid paragangliomas can be misinterpreted as medullary thyroid carcinomas. However, cases of paragangliomas mimickingdoi:10.14740/jmc1966e fatcat:vjnnhvejkrcb7ah7qyrj2g2jk4