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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 106-108

Management of sizeable carotid body tumor: Case report and review of literature


1 Department of Surgery, University of Dammam, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Radiology, University of Dammam, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed A Elsharawy
Professor Vascular Surgery, Al-Khobar - 31952, Eastern Province
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.120503

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Carotid body tumor is a paraganglioma derived from the neural crest. It arises from the carotid body which acts as a vascular chemoreceptors and is usually located at the carotid bifurcation. Sizeable (Shamblin III, >5 cm size) tumors are large and typically encase the carotid artery requiring vessel resection and replacement. Management of such tumors carries a high risk of postoperative mortality and morbidity rates specially with regards to neurovascular complications. We report a case of sizeable tumor which was surgically removed with minimal complications.


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