Cardiac Paraganglioma : Advantages of Cardiovascular Multimodality Imaging
AuthorArcos, Laura Catalina
Forero Melo, Julian Francisco
Primary cardiac tumors are very rare. The reported prevalence ranges from 0.001% to 0.03%. Cardiac paragangliomas are among the most infrequent tumors, making up <1% of all primary cardiac tumors. They are chromaffin cell tumors that produce and secrete catecholamines and are located in the adrenal medulla in 90% of cases and in the mediastinum in <2%.