Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Dizziness and vertigo and nausea. Receiving physio with neck manipulation. Vertebral artery dissection? Posterior circulation stroke?

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

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. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a carotid body tumor, although this has not been proven histologically. 

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Case information

rID: 36735
Published: 18th Jan 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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