Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Andrew Lawson
Diagnosis almost certain


Lump in neck.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
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.


Hypervascular mass at the carotid bifurcation.

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

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.