Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 580--582

Duodenal gangliocytic paraganglioma: A rare cause for gastrointestinal polyp


Neha Bakshi1, Seema Rao1, Shashi Dhawan1, Vikas Singla2 
1 Department of Histopathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Institute of Liver Gastroenterology and Pancreatico-Biliary Sciences, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajender Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Seema Rao
Department of Histopathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajender Nagar, New Delhi
India

Duodenal gangliocytic paragangliomas are rare neoplasms often arising in the duodenum in close proximity to the ampulla of Vater. These neoplasms are considered to have a benign behavior with lymph node metastases being a rare phenomenon and distant metastases even more so. Although a standardized treatment has not been determined, a margin-free tumor resection seems to be the best treatment modality. We report herein the case of a 36-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain and was found to have a polyp in the second part of duodenum which was excised endoscopically. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry revealed characteristic features of this rare tumor.


How to cite this article:
Bakshi N, Rao S, Dhawan S, Singla V. Duodenal gangliocytic paraganglioma: A rare cause for gastrointestinal polyp.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:580-582


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Bakshi N, Rao S, Dhawan S, Singla V. Duodenal gangliocytic paraganglioma: A rare cause for gastrointestinal polyp. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];61:580-582
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