- (PGL) an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by tumors of the paraganglia, most frequently of the carotid body, classified into four forms (PGL1â€“PGL4) on the basis of the site of the mutation; three result from mutations in genes coding for subunits of succinate dehydrogenase, while the site of mutation in the fourth (PGL2) is unknown.
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