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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013, Article ID 378582, 3 pages
Case Report

Gangliocytic Paraganglioma of Duodenum

1Department of Pathology, Dayanand Medical College Hospital, Ludhiana 141001, India
2Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College Hospital, Ludhiana 141001, India

Received 14 May 2013; Accepted 7 July 2013

Academic Editors: T. Ishikawa, M. Marino, and K. Sugiura

Copyright © 2013 Vikram Narang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Gangliocytic paragangliomas are rare benign tumors which are usually encountered in the second portion of the duodenum. Histogenesis of these tumors is incompletely understood. Patients usually present with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The endoscopic features of gangliocytic paraganglioma do not differ from those of other submucosal tumors. Therefore, they can be diagnosed histologically by the presence of epithelioid, spindle, and ganglion cells, which is similar to that observed for paraganglioma. We herein report a case of gangliocytic paraganglioma due to the rarity of the lesion and the characteristic histopathologic findings.