Carotid body tumour

Case contributed by Dr Amro Omar


Presented with pulsatile, painless angle of mandible mass.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

There is a tumour nestled between the external & internal carotid arleries in the carotid space. 
The Mass signal intensity is nearly similar to that of the muscle on T1 and of increased signal on T2. The classic "salt and pepper" appearnce is not obvious in this case. 

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Case information

rID: 12777
Case created: 9th Jan 2011
Last edited: 29th Apr 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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