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J Maxillofac Oral Surg. 2015 Dec;14(4):1013-5. doi: 10.1007/s12663-015-0750-0. Epub 2015 Feb 10.

Vagus Nerve Paraganglioma: Radiological Features We Should Be Aware of.

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1
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial-Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Infanta Cristina, Calle Fernando Sánchez Sampedro, No. 4, P8, 4º B, CP: 06003 Badajoz, Spain ; School of Medicine, University of Extremadura (UEx), Badajoz, Spain.
2
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Infanta Cristina, Badajoz, Spain ; School of Medicine, University of Extremadura (UEx), Badajoz, Spain.
3
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial-Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Infanta Cristina, Calle Fernando Sánchez Sampedro, No. 4, P8, 4º B, CP: 06003 Badajoz, Spain ; Centre for Implantology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CICOM), Badajoz, Spain ; School of Medicine, University of Extremadura (UEx), Badajoz, Spain.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

A rare case of vagal paraganglioma is reported.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

The specific radiological features of this tumor are presented to the clinician in order to make presumptive diagnosis.

CONCLUSION:

By CT-scan and/or MRI it must be suspected when a hypervascular tumor in relation to the major cervical vessels displaces the internal and external carotid arteries forward, does not open the carotid bifurcation, and displaces the internal jugular vein backwards.

KEYWORDS:

Presumptive diagnosis; Radiological features; Vagus nerve paraganglioma

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