Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Dr Salma Babikir Ahmed Erabi


The patient presented with acute brain infarction.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

There is a hypoechoic mass lesion splaying left internal and external carotid arteries.


There is a well defined intensely enhancing mass seen at the left common carotid artery bifurcation,with splaying of the internal and external carotid arteries.

Case Discussion

Differential diagnosis in ultrasound appearance includes carotid body tumor and schwannomas.

Appearance in CT highly suggestive of carotid body tumor.

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Case information

rID: 66785
Published: 14th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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