carotid

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carotid

either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
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Follow-up is necessary after every treatment, because even if resected, carotid body tumors can produce metastases, like pulmonary.
Surgical mass resection and internal carotid artery reconstruction is the treatment of choice for carotid body tumors, especially when the tumor is small because decrease risk of neurological post-surgery complications.
The four carotid body tumors were categorized according to the Shamblin classification system) (22) There was 1 type I tumor, 2 type II tumors (figures 1 and 2), and 1 type III tumor.
In our small series, the incidence of carotid body tumors was 44.
The first case involved a poorly differentiated metastatic carcinoma of oropharyngeal origin that mimicked a carotid body tumor.
1) On angiography, a carotid body tumor appears as a hypervascular mass at the carotid bifurcation; it is characterized by tumor blush and splaying of the internal and extemal carotid arteries.
Further, approximately 10 to 15 % of carotid body tumors recur.
Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to carotid body tumors.