Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Mar 27, 2013; 5(3): 62-67
Published online Mar 27, 2013. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v5.i3.62
Figure 1
Figure 1 Imaging features of tumor (white arrows) before treatment. A: Axial plain; B: contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT), CT shows a smoothly marginated, heterogeneously enhanced tumor adjacent to the right major psoas muscle, 16 mm × 22 mm × 25 mm in size; C: T1-weighted magnetic resonance image shows a well defined, isointense mass; D: On T2-weighted images, the mass shows heterogeneous high intensity; E: On T1-weighted images after a bolus infusion of gadolinium chelate, the mass had marked contrast enhancement; F: Positron emission tomography-CT scan was negative; G: Superior mesenteric arteriography displays a markedly hypervascular mass (black arrow heads) adjacent to the terminal ileum; H: Volume rendering image acquired from angio-CT (white arrow heads).
Figure 2
Figure 2 Macroscopic findings and pathological features of the resected tumor. A: Gross findings of the resected specimen. The tumor was encapsulated and measured 3 cm × 1.5 cm × 1.5 cm; B: The paraganglioma comprised a dual cell population arranged in a characteristic nested Zellballen pattern (HE stain, × 400); C: Immunohistochemistory of Chromogranin A, × 400; D: Synaptophysin were strongly positive and confirmed a neuroendocrine origin, supporting the diagnosis of paraganglioma, × 400; E: The MIB-1 labeling index, × 400.