Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Amro Omar
Diagnosis probable


Presented with pulsatile, painless angle of mandible mass.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

There is a tumor nestled between the external & internal carotid arteries in the carotid space. 

MRA source images show splaying of the internal and external carotids plus enhancing carotid body tumor.

DWI showed evidence of restricted diffusion along with the ADC. This does not reflect the benign nature of the tumor.

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