n SA Journal of Radiology - CT-guided biopsy of suspected malignancy : a potential pitfall : radiological tips
|Article Title||CT-guided biopsy of suspected malignancy : a potential pitfall : radiological tips|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Affiliations||1 Victoria Infirmary, UK and 2 James Cook University Hospital, UK|
|Publication Date||Nov 2013|
|Pages||139 - 140|
Paragangliomas are rare catecholamine-secreting neuro-endocrine tumours that can arise from sympathetic or parasympathetic tissue. Any manipulation of these tumours, without appropriate medical therapy, can result in excess catecholamine release leading to a catecholamine crisis. Neuro-endocrine tumours must be considered prior to interventional biopsy of an unknown soft-tissue mass, and appropriate biochemical investigations should be performed in suspected cases to prevent catastrophic complications.
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