Paraganglioma of Carotid Body: A Case Report
Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research,
Paraganglioma occur from the paraganglionic stems of the autonomic nervous system. They develop from the carotid body and are known as carotid body tumours. These are sporadic, rare vascular lesions showing genetic transfer. Although they are generally benign and have a slow course, because of invasion to adjacent neurovascular tissues or pressure, early diagnosis and treatment is of importance. Diagnosis is made from a detailed history and physical examination and is confirmed with angiography. The treatment method selected in the majority of cases is surgery. In this paper, the case is presented of a 73-year old female who underwent surgery in our clinic for a diagnosis of carotid body paraganglioma.
- Carotid body
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