Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Abdallah Al Khateeb


Slowly growing right side neck mass. It can be moved side by side but not vertically.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Neck CTA


On the non-enhanced images, there is a soft tissue (muscle density) mass located at the right carotid space of the neck. Upon contrast administration, the mass shows rapid and homogeneous enhancement, and its localization is easier now. Splaying of the right ICA and ECA is evident.

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