Stage Information for Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
There is no standard staging system for pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Patients have traditionally been divided into one of three categories:
- Localized (apparently benign) disease.
- Regional disease.
- Metastatic disease. The most common sites of metastasis for pheochromocytoma or extra-adrenal paraganglioma are lymph nodes, bones, lungs, and liver.