Renal Cell Carcinoma with Hereditary Paraganglioma

Signs and symptoms:

  • Paragangliomas (tumours in the nervous system) in the head and neck
  • Pheochromocytomas (tumours in the adrenal glands)

Diagnosis

  • The gene associated with this condition has been identified as succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), so an accurate diagnosis is available by genetic testing. Diagnosis can also be made by immunohistochemical analysis of a sample of cells.

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Publication date: September 2012
Review date: September 2014