Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam

Presentation

Left neck mass. Pulsatile. Painless.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
MRI

A large enhancing vascular conglomerate soft tissue mass splaying the external and internal carotid arteries sitting between them, representing a carotid body tumor.

Case Discussion

This case shows typical MRI morphology of a carotid body tumor.

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