Difficult Excision of a Benign Carotid Body Tumour: A Case Report
International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2015, Pages: 1-4
Received: Sep. 1, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 9, 2015; Published: Sep. 11, 2015
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Ahmad Kusyairi Khalid, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sungai Buloh Campus, Jalan Hospital, Selangor, Malaysia
Haizlene Abd Halim, Department of Primary Care Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sungai Buloh Campus, Jalan Hospital, Selangor, Malaysia
Abdullah Sani Mohamed, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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A carotid body tumour (CBT) is rare and most commonly arises from the neural crest tissue. It accounts for less than 0.5% of all neoplasm.1 It may also originate from the chemoreceptor organs which are found in the adventitia layer of the carotid arteries bifurcations. They often present with asymptomatic neck masses, and precaution should be made in the attempt to excise the tumour as it is closely related to vital structures. We present a case of carotid body paraganglioma, its difficult surgical excision and outcome.
Carotid Body Tumour, Excision of Carotid Body, Paraganglioma
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Ahmad Kusyairi Khalid, Haizlene Abd Halim, Abdullah Sani Mohamed, Difficult Excision of a Benign Carotid Body Tumour: A Case Report, International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.ijo.20150101.11
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