Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Terrazas

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

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


CT of the neck demonstrates a large vividly enhancing mass splaying the internal and external carotid (so called lyre sign). 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the appearances of a large carotid body tumor and how they can encase as well as splay vessels. 

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