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Oropharyngeal paraganglioma presenting with stridor: an unusual presentation
  1. Swagatika Samal1,
  2. Pradeep Pradhan2,
  3. Chappity Preetam3,
  4. Susama Patra4
  1. 1Department of Pathology, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  2. 2ENT Department, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
  3. 3Department of ENT, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
  4. 4Department of Pathology, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pradeep Pradhan, padiapradhan{at}


Head and neck paraganglioma is a rare disease to encounter in clinical practice and involvement of the base of the tongue in the oropharynx is yet to be described in the current literature. Although various surgical approaches have been described in the literature, transcervical mandibular swing is an effective technique for adequate exposure and complete excision of the oropharyngeal paraganglioma with adequate control on bleeding especially when it is assisted by coblation.

  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
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  • Contributors SS: pathological evaluation and data collection. PP: manuscript writing and submission. CP: final editing of manuscript. SP: final pathological diagnosis.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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