8691/1 Aortic body tumor


Aortic body paraganglioma
Aorticopulmonary paraganglioma


Adrenal gland
ICD-O-3 topography code: C74

Aorticopulmonary paraganglioma: a paraganglioma arising from dispersed paraganglia located at the base of the heart and associated with the great vessels 1
Ronald A. DeLellis, Ricardo V. Lloyd, Philipp U. Heitz, Charis Eng
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumors of Endocrine Organs
IARC Press: Lyon 2004


It can be benign or malignant. Some tumours arising from the aorticopulmonary paraganglia can actively secrete catecholamines.