Management of Cardiac Paragangliomas

Edward Y. Chan, Thomas E. MacGillivray, Michael J. Reardon

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Primary cardiac tumors are uncommon with 75% being benign and 25 % malignant. Most benign tumors are relatively easy to manage surgically. There are however, benign tumors that can present management and technical challenges for surgical care. Paraganglioma is one of these tumors. These tumors may present as cathecholamine producing tumors requiring pre-operative preparation for safe resection and tend to be large and in difficult anatomic locations to remove. This manuscript details our approach to these tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-445
Number of pages24
JournalOperative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes


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