Paragangliomas are rare, neuroendocrine tumors that can involve different areas of the head at the base of the brain and neck. About 90-percent of these tumors are noncancerous and will not spread.
Most doctors will never see a paraganglioma over the lifetime of their careers. So, treatment at an academic medical center which manages a high volume of paragangliomas is important for the best outcomes.
Stanford is a global referral center for paraganglioma and is at the forefront of developing new, minimally invasive procedures that treat them.