Acute myocardial infarction as the first manifestation of paraganglioma

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Sara Pinto *
Raquel Ferreira
Anabela Gonzaga
José Mesquita Bastos
(*) Corresponding Author:
Sara Pinto | pintosara88@gmail.com

Abstract

Paragangliomas (PGLs) are extra-adrenal neuroendocrine tumors, classified as sympathetic or parasympathetic according to their origin in the paraganglia of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic PGLs are mostly functional, presenting in a variable and non-specific way. We report a case of PGL, which was diagnosed following investigation of acute myocardial infarction in a postpartum woman, highlighting that the absence of typical symptoms may delay the diagnosis.


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