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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 907-910

Gangliocytic paraganglioma of dorsolumbar spine: A rare tumor at rare site

1 Department of Pathology, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College and Hospital, Jalgaon, Maharashtra; Department of Pathology, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India
2 Department of Pathology, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana; Department of Pathology, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Vaishali Baburao Nagose
Department of Pathology, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College and Hospital, Jalgaon Khurd, Jalgaon - 425 309, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_80_19

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Spinal paragangliomas are rare benign tumors. The gangliocytic paragangliomas (GP) of spine are even rarer. The GPs are almost exclusively seen in duodenum. In spine, the usual site of affection is cauda equina region. The involvement of other spinal levels is far less often and includes thoracic and cervical region. We report this case of GP involving the conus medullaris region and reaching up to the upper part of cauda equina. The prognosis of spinal GP is excellent after total excision, as it is classified under WHO Grade I tumor. The patient made a full recovery after tumor removal. Clinical, radiological, and pathological characteristics of this rare tumor are discussed here along with.

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