Carotid space lymphoma

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Left neck swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Large well-defined, solidly enhancing mass within the left carotid space. It displaces the carotid vessels medially and effaces the internal jugular vein. It shows quite pronounced diffusion restriction suggesting a high cellularity tumor such as lymphoma rather than schwannoma.    


12 months later

After lymphoma treatment the mass has resolved with minor residual scar tissue and narrowing of the internal jugular vein. 

Case Discussion

Pathologically proven diffuse large B cell lymphoma involving the carotid space. 

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Case information

rID: 69715
Published: 19th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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