The value of pre-operative embolisation in primary inferior vena cava paraganglioma

Faizah Mohd Zaki, Syazarina Sharis Osman, Zaleha Abdul Manaf, Jeyaledchumy Mahadevan, Mazri Yahya

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Abstract

We report a case of a 13-year-old boy who complained of progressive abdominal distension and symptoms of anaemia. Radiological investigations revealed that the child had a hypervascular tumour of the inferior vena cava (IVC). Unfortunately, the child presented with acute lower gastrointestinal bleed soon after the investigation. He underwent an urgent pre-operative embolisation, aimed to reduce the tumour vascularity. A total resection of the tumour, right nephrectomy, and partial duodenal resection were done within 24 hours post-embolisation. The child was stable postoperatively. The histopathological examination revealed chromogranin-positive paraganglioma originating from the IVC. We highlight the radiological findings of rare primary IVC paraganglioma and the role of embolisation prior to surgical removal of the tumour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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Nephrectomy
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Keywords

  • Children
  • Inferior vena cava
  • Paraganglioma
  • Radiology
  • Therapeutic embolisation

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The value of pre-operative embolisation in primary inferior vena cava paraganglioma. / Mohd Zaki, Faizah; Osman, Syazarina Sharis; Manaf, Zaleha Abdul; Mahadevan, Jeyaledchumy; Yahya, Mazri.

In: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 2, 04.2011, p. 71-75.

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