Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
CT

.Strongly enhancing mass splaying the internal and external carotid arteries on left side.

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection. 

Histology

The tumor shows marked nuclear atypia focally, not an uncommon finding in carotid body tumor, which is of no significance. There is no evidence of vascular or capsular invasion.

Final diagnosis: carotid body tumor

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Case information

rID: 4627
Published: 23rd Sep 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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