Paraganglioma

Case contributed by Dr Gabriel Lau

Presentation

Swelling left side of the neck

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
CT

Case Discussion

FINDINGS:
3.2cm avidly enhancing mass.
Splaying bifurcation of ICA/ECA.
Surrounds >180 degrees.
No other enhancing lesions are seen.
No lymphadenopathy.

LIKELY DIAGNOSIS:
Carotid body paraganglioma.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:
Carotid body schwannoma.
Gloms vagale paraganglioma.

FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS/MANAGEMENT:
Surgical referral.
Check genetics.

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Case information

rID: 47729
Case created: 31st Aug 2016
Last edited: 31st Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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