Primary cardiac paragangliomas are extremely rare. Recently this neoplasm has been associated with a familiar syndrome as a result of mutation of genes that encode proteins in the mitochondrial complex II. We report a case of a 46-year-old woman having cases of vertebral paraganglioma in her family showing an unusual anatomic and clinical presentation of cardiac paraganglioma and expressing a genetic mutation never associated before with cardiac localization of this neoplasm.
Del Forno, B., Zingaro, C., Di Palma, E., Capestro, F., Rescigno, G., & Torracca, L. (2016). Cardiac Paraganglioma Arising From the Right Atrioventricular Groove in a Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Family Syndrome With Evidence of SDHB Gene Mutation: An Unusual Presentation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 102(3), e215–e216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.072