What is hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma syndrome?

Also known as: PGL/PCC.

Hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma syndrome is a genetic condition that’s passed down through families. Individuals with the condition are more likely to develop two rare forms of cancer. One is known as paragangliomas, which are tumors on the spine or lower skull. The other kinds are pheochromocytomas, which are tumors on the adrenal glands.

Reviewed by: Ziad A Khatib, MD

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