Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi


Painless left neck swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined homogeneous hypoechoic ovoid mass measuring (4.3 X 4.1 X 2.4 cm), splaying of the ICA and ECA. The color and power Doppler show prominent internal vascularity.


Left cervical soft tissue mass isodense to the muscles with strong enhancement, splaying the internal and external carotid arteries.

Case Discussion

The ultrasound and CT features are suggestive of a carotid body tumor.


Additional contributor: ZE. Boudiaf, MD, CHU Constantine

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