Diagnosis and treatment of carotid body tumors


Basel H., Ozturk H., AYDIN C., Goya C. , Bayar E.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.27, no.4, pp.797-801, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.797-801

Abstract

Objective: Carotid body tumors (CBTs), especially familial paragangliomas, are rare benign neoplasm, accounting for < 0.5% of all tumors; and they are the most common extra-adrenal paraganglioma. Because of peripheral vascular and neural invasion or compression of tumors, early diagnosis and treatments are very important, whereas this kind of tumors have got slow progression and low malignity potential. The aim of this study was to review an institutional experience in the management of paragangliomas.