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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2021;6(1):3119.Case Report | Open Access

Non-secreting Retroperitoneal Paraganglioma Mimicking a Para-Aortic Abscess: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Hatim LAZAAR1*, Ouidad BARMOUSSA2 , Adnane AARAB3 , Rachid JABI1 and Mohammed BOUZIANE1

1 Department of Visceral Surgery, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Morocco 2 Department of Nephrology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Morocco 3 Laboratory of Biochemistry, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Hatim LAZAAR 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3119


Non-secreting retroperitoneal paraganglioma is a rare entity that originates in chromaffin cells of the sympathetic and parasympathetic constituent of the autonomic nervous system. Its variable and nonspecific presentations and its infrequent incidence can lead to delayed diagnosis, hence the risk of its expansion into large sizes. Our paper describes a rare form of retroperitoneal paraganglioma mimicking a para-aortic abscess treated by laparoscopic surgery. We also refer to a literature review to discuss this entity?s clinical, biological, radiological, and therapeutic features.


Retroperitoneal paraganglioma; Pheochromocytoma; Mimicking abscess; Extraadrenal pheochromocytoma; Blood cultures; Chromaffin cells; MIBG; Succinate dehydrogenase; Chromogranin

Cite the article

LAZAAR H, BARMOUSSA O, AARAB A, JABI R, BOUZIANE M. Non-secreting Retroperitoneal Paraganglioma Mimicking a Para-Aortic Abscess: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3119..

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