Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

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

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection. 


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: 3rd Mar 2020
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