Paraganglioma of the heart. The value of magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative evaluation

V. R. Conti, R. Saydjari, E. G. Amparo

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Abstract

Although the 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scan has proven reliable in identifying mediastinal paragangliomas, further localization has usually required dynamic computerized tomographic scanning which requires rapid bolus injection of contrast material. In the case presented herein, magnetic resonance imaging provided accurate preoperative localization and added important anatomic detail that was not appreciated with dynamic computerized tomograms or with other studies. Magnetic resonance imaging can accurately localize cardiac paragangliomas without injection of contrast material and may provide more detailed information for better guidance for surgical excision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-606
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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