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WHO Classification of Tumours
Aortic body tumor
Adrenal gland


Aorticopulmonary paraganglioma: a paraganglioma arising from dispersed paraganglia located at the base of the heart and associated with the great vessels
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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


It can be benign or malignant. Some tumours arising from the aorticopulmonary paraganglia can actively secrete catecholamines.