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Review paper
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Paraganglioma of the neck. Case study of two patients treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

Jacek Rutkowski, Barbara Szostakiewicz, Jacek Jassem
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(5):274-277.

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Vol 7, No 5 (2011)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2011-12-09

Abstract

Paraganglioma of the head and neck is a very rare tumor originating from paraganglionic cells of the chemoreceptor system. The disease has a rich symptomatology. The article presents two patients treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). In one patient paraganglioma was localized bilaterally, which is a particularly rare occurrence. We also presented current literature on paraganglioma treatment, addressing the effectiveness of radiotherapy compared to surgery.
Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 5: 274–277

Abstract

Paraganglioma of the head and neck is a very rare tumor originating from paraganglionic cells of the chemoreceptor system. The disease has a rich symptomatology. The article presents two patients treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). In one patient paraganglioma was localized bilaterally, which is a particularly rare occurrence. We also presented current literature on paraganglioma treatment, addressing the effectiveness of radiotherapy compared to surgery.
Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 5: 274–277
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Keywords

paraganglioma; head and neck; intensity modulated radiation therapy

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Title

Paraganglioma of the neck. Case study of two patients treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 7, No 5 (2011)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

274-277

Published online

2011-12-09

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(5):274-277.

Keywords

paraganglioma
head and neck
intensity modulated radiation therapy

Authors

Jacek Rutkowski
Barbara Szostakiewicz
Jacek Jassem

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