Undiagnosed Abdominal Paraganglioma: An Anaesthetic Challenge

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Abstract

Paragangliomas are tumours which arise in extra adrenal autonomic paraganglia and have the ability to secrete catecholamines. Their anaesthetic management is the same as that of a case of pheochromocytoma, but in an undiagnosed case like our patient, unexpected eventful encounter in the operating theatre may lead to life threatening complications during surgical resection warranting immediate management and thus posing a real challenge to the skill of an anaesthesiologist.

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L. Gupta, S. Kr. Nihalani, S. Tiwari, P. Bhadoria and S. Wadhawan, "Undiagnosed Abdominal Paraganglioma: An Anaesthetic Challenge," Open Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 3 No. 10, 2013, pp. 438-440. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2013.310091.

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