Carotid body tumour

Case contributed by A.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 tumour

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rID: 4627
Published: 23rd Sep 2008
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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