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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 342312, 6 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Laryngeal Paraganglioma in a Patient with Carotid Body Paraganglioma: Multimodality Imaging Findings

1Department of Radiology, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey

Received 30 June 2015; Accepted 21 September 2015

Academic Editor: Daniel P. Link

Copyright © 2015 Serap Dogan 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.


Multiple paragangliomas of the head and neck are rare conditions. Carotid paragangliomas are most common multiple paragangliomas. Laryngeal paragangliomas are very rare neuroendocrine tumors and usually are seen as symptomatic solitary lesions. We present multimodality imaging findings of incidentally detected laryngeal paraganglioma in a woman with synchronous carotid body paraganglioma and positive family history. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of laryngeal and carotid body paragangliomas in a patient with positive family history. Radiologists should keep in mind that paragangliomas may occur in various locations as multiple tumors.