Carotid Body Tumour as an Unusual Cardiovascular Pathology: Report of Two Cases


A carotid body tumour (CBT) is a rare form of an extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma. They are commonly diagnosed as asymptomatic neck masses. A careful preoperative evaluation is required to find out the functional and vascular status of these tumours. Herein, we report two cases of carotid body paraganglioma, their evaluation and surgical management.

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Atalay, H. , Atalay, A. and Dogan, O. (2014) Carotid Body Tumour as an Unusual Cardiovascular Pathology: Report of Two Cases. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101005.

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