Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Right-sided neck swelling

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

There is a large vividly enhancing soft tissue mass of the right upper cervical region, splaying the internal and external carotid (lyre sign). 

Case Discussion

CT features are most consistent of carotid body tumor (also known as a chemodectoma or carotid body paraganglioma)

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Case information

rID: 74323
Published: 16th Feb 2020
Last edited: 16th Feb 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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