Nonfunctional Cystic Hepatic Paraganglioma Mimicking Hydatid CystCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Preeti Balkisanji Agrawal,
174 A, P Road, Bhupalpura, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan, India.
An extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma is also known as a paraganglioma. We are reporting the case of a 68-year-old female patient with an extremely rare primary nonfunctioning hepatic paraganglioma without any clinical signs and symptoms. A CECT scan of whole abdomen was done which showed a huge well defined peripherally enhancing fluid density cystic lesion measuring 14 cm × 14 cm × 12 cm with internal enhancing septations and few foci of calcification involving V to VIII segments of right lobe of liver which was compressing and displacing portal vein, its right branch, common bile duct, gall bladder. Mass was also compressing and displacing right kidney inferiorly. Laparotomy was done and sample of cyst wall sent for histopathology. After immunohistochemistry a diagnosis of paraganglioma was confirmed.
Benign, Immunohistochemistry, Liver, Pheochromocytoma
Preeti Balkisanji Agrawal, Gaurav Wadhawan, Kailashchandra Vyas, Sashi Sujanani. NONFUNCTIONAL CYSTIC HEPATIC PARAGANGLIOMA MIMICKING HYDATID CYST. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 November [cited: 2018 Jan 21 ]; 11:ED03-ED04. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 22, 2017
Date of Peer Review: May 09, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jul 10, 2017
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
- Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science, thomsonreuters)
- Index Copernicus ICV 2016: 132.37
- Academic Search Complete Database
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Embase & EMbiology
- Google Scholar
- HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme
- Indian Science Abstracts (ISA)
- Journal seek Database
- Popline (reproductive health literature)