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Raised dopamine metabolites in a case of malignant paraganglioma.
  1. C. M. Florkowski,
  2. D. J. Fairlamb,
  3. M. G. Freeth,
  4. S. A. Taylor,
  5. A. Taylor,
  6. C. Weinkove,
  7. A. G. Jacobs
  1. Department of Clinical Chemistry, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK.


    This paper describes the case of a malignant retroperitoneal paraganglioma with extensive metastases. The patient presented with a supraclavicular mass and an absence of hypertension. Exclusively raised dopamine metabolites were detected which may be a marker of a malignant process and account for the lack of hypertension.

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