Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Dr Miguel Terrazas Terrazas

Patient Data

Gender: Male

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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Case information

rID: 17892
Published: 23rd May 2012
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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