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Aust N Z J Surg. 1999 Dec;69(12):852-5.

Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to carotid body tumours: report of three cases and review of the literature.

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Department of General Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Carotid body tumour is a rare neoplasm of the carotid body. Three cases of carotid body tumour presenting as a painless progressive mass in the neck region are reported here. A review of the relevant literature regarding carotid body tumours is also presented.

METHODS:

Angiographic features were diagnostic of carotid body tumour and complete surgical excision was done.

RESULTS:

There was no mortality and minimum morbidity. There were no malignant tumours. All three patients belong to the high-altitude area of Himachal Pradesh.

CONCLUSIONS:

A high degree of clinical suspicion of upper posterior triangle neck masses and an accurate diagnostic work-up are needed for operative planning.

PMID:
10613283
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