Carotid body tumour

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


Lump in neck.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

In the left neck, there is a 3.5 x 2.8 x 4.6cm enhancing mass in the region of the left carotid bifurcation. Prominent but not enlarged cervical lymph nodes. Conventional aortic arch anatomy.

DSA (angiography)

Hypervascular mass within the carotid bifurcation.

The patient went on to have pre-operative carotid body embolisation.

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Case information

rID: 26104
Published: 29th Nov 2013
Last edited: 17th Jan 2016
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