Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Case Report
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2023 Aug 19;6(3):211-15
Corresponding Author: Wang Rurong ORCID iD
Address: Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guoxuexiang Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China.
Received date: 04 August 2023; Accepted date: 12 August 2023; Published date: 19 August 2023
Citation: Xiaozhen W, Lingcan T, Rurong W. An Unexpected Diagnosis of Femoral Paraganglioma: A Case Report. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2023 Aug 19;6(3):211-15.
Copyright © 2023 Xiaozhen W, Lingcan T, Rurong W. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Paraganglioma, Pheochromocytoma, Trauma, Distant Metastasis, Case Report
Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms, commonly located in the head and neck. They are sometimes first found in the bone, especially when there are contributing factors such as trauma, which can make clinical diagnosis more challenging. In this reported case, a patient presented with a painful mass in the right thigh caused by trauma. During the procedure for resecting the right femoral mass, the patient’s blood pressure significantly increased upon touching the tumor. Subsequently, a biopsy of the right thigh femur and a whole-body contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) examination confirmed the diagnosis of a right femoral paraganglioma with metastasis to the right neck.