Carotid body tumour

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn

Presentation

A 60-year old woman came to emergency department complaining of headache. On examination, there was systolic hypertension. Auscultation revealed increased breath sounds which were hoarse in nature. CT scan was performed for further evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
CT

Contrast enhanced CT demonstrated a large avidly enhancing soft tissue mass in the anterior triangle of the right neck at the carotid bifurcation with characteristic splaying of the ICA and ECA. In addition the pulmonary windows show multiple dilated bronchi (bronchiectasis) in the left lung especially in the lower lobe associated with left hemithorax volume loss. There are also multiple nodular opacities with tree-in-bud pattern in the posterior segment of the right upper lobe.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates probable carotid body tumour and bronchiectasis.

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Case information

rID: 21021
Case created: 29th Dec 2012
Last edited: 8th Feb 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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