Carotid body tumor
Dizziness and vertigo and nausea. Receiving physio with neck manipulation. Vertebral artery dissection? Posterior circulation stroke?
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An 18 mm vividly enhancing vascular lesion splaying the internal and external carotid and the right, characteristic of a carotid body tumor. Arteriovenous shunting is noted. This has not significantly increased over the past 3 years (previous study not shown).
Remainder of the study is unremarkable.
Typical appearances of a carotid body tumor, although this has not been proven histologically.