Bilateral carotid body tumors

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Neck swelling and pain on the left side.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Enhancement in bilateral carotid body tumors (paragangliomas) with splaying of internal and external carotid arteries.

 T1-weighted images: hypointense signal intensity.

T2- weighted images: high signal intensity.

Post contrast Т1-weighted images: intense and homogeneous enhancement.

Case Discussion

Location and signal characteristics of the masses highly suggestive of carotid body tumors. 

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Case information

rID: 62015
Published: 2nd Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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