Carotid body tumour

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


Lump in neck.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

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.

Modality: 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
Case created: 29th Nov 2013
Last edited: 17th Jan 2016
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