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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 38-40
Extra adrenal paragnglioma of oral cavity: A rare case report

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Pradkhshana Vijay
Pool Officer, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, KGMU, Lucknow-03, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_432_21

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Paragangliomas are neuroendocrine tumors similar to pheochromocytomas but arising from extra adrenal site. It is a very rare tumor in an intraoral site, we found a single case of intraoral paraganglioma in a literature, and hence as per our best knowledge this is only the second case of paraganglioma presented in an intraoral location. We present here a case report of paraganglioma on the ventral surface of the tongue. A 37 years old lady presented with a large asymptomatic swelling on the ventral surface of the tongue from one year. The past medical history and familial history were non relevant to the swelling. Surgical excision was performed and histopathological examination of the specimen revealed the diagnosis of extra adrenal paraganglioma. The case is being presented here for its rarity in an intraoral location.

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