Issue: 2013 > July/August > case report

Disappearance of epilepsy after resection of catecholamine secreting extra-adrenalparagangliomas: a case report

I. Purmer, N. Appelman-Dijkstra, A. Dias, D. Tavy, E. de Lange, N. Corssmit


Epileptic seizures have been associated with increased
catecholamine levels, however, direct proof is lacking. We
report a case with catecholamine secreting extra-adrenal
paragangliomas and a continuous state of epilepsy not
responding to therapy. The epileptic seizures resolved
after resection of the paragangliomas and normalization
of catecholamine excretion.