Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

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

  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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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