IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 39 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3657.2018

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report
Magnetic resonance imaging of a vaginal paraganglioma and related literature review
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1 Department of Radiology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2018, 39(2), 316–319;
Published: 10 April 2018

Purpose: To investigate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of paraganglioma (PGL). Materials and Methods: A 17-yearold girl was admitted to the present hospital with a palpable painless mass in her right vulva that gradually grew. The preoperative contrast enhanced MRI revealed an irregular lump with heterogeneous hyperintensity on T2-weighted images in the lower pole of the right labia majora, with heterogeneous hyperintensity on diffusion weighted image (DWI), and significantly enhanced hyperintensity after administration of contrast agent. Results: The patient underwent surgery and postoperative pathology confirmed the diagnosis of vaginal PGL. Discussion: Vaginal PGLs are rare and lack specific symptoms. For round or irregular masses within the vagina, which manifest with hyperintensity or with mixed signal on T2WI and DWI with well-defined boundaries, and obvious heterogeneous enhancement in contrast-enhanced MR scanning, PGL should be considered.
Vaginal paraganglioma
Neuroendocrine tumor
Clinical features
Computed tomography (CT)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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