Paraganglioma: A rare, usually benign tumor most often found in the abdomen, chest, head and neck areas. The tumor develops from glomus cells which are located along blood vessels involved in automatic body activities such as regulation of blood pressure and blood flow. Symptoms may vary depending on the exact location of the tumor.
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Symptoms of Paraganglioma
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symptoms of Paraganglioma
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Causes of Paraganglioma
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Paraganglioma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Paraganglioma
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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
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Clinical Trials for Paraganglioma
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Types of Paraganglioma
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Definitions of Paraganglioma:
Abnormal growth of the paraganglion cells without specifying whether the growth is benign or malignant.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Paraganglioma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Paraganglioma, or a subtype of Paraganglioma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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