Carotid body tumor

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam


Left neck mass. Pulsatile. Painless.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


A large enhancing vascular conglomerate soft tissue mass splaying the external and internal carotid arteries sitting between them, representing a carotid body tumor.

Case Discussion

This case shows typical MRI morphology of a carotid body tumor.

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