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WHO Classification of Tumours
Paraganglioma
Thyroid gland


Definition

A benign or malignant paraganglioma arising from sympathetic or parasympathetic paraganglia outside the adrenal gland.

Thyroid paragangliomas are rare tumours

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LaGuette J, Matias-Guiu X, Rosai J (1997)
Thyroid paraganglioma: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of three cases.
Am J Surg Pathol 21: 748-53



. All cases have occurred in females.
In all reported cases, thyroid paragangliomas have behaved as benign neoplasms

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Ronald A. DeLellis, Ricardo V. Lloyd, Philipp U. Heitz, Charis Eng
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumors of Endocrine Organs
IARC Press: Lyon 2004



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