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Paraganglioma

Paraganglioma: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Paraganglioma is available below.

Symptoms of Paraganglioma

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Paraganglioma:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Paraganglioma?

Paraganglioma: Complications

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Causes of Paraganglioma

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Paraganglioma: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Paraganglioma

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Paraganglioma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Paraganglioma

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Paraganglioma: Rare Types

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Paraganglioma: Animations

Research about Paraganglioma

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Clinical Trials for Paraganglioma

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Paraganglioma include:

Statistics for Paraganglioma

Paraganglioma: Broader Related Topics

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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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