chemodectoma


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chemodectoma

[¦kē·mō‚dek′tō·mə]
(medicine)
A benign tumor of the carotid body.
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In dogs, the most common causes of pericardial effusion are hemangiosarcoma, idiopathic pericarditis, mesothelioma, chemodectoma, thyroid gland adenocarcinoma, and infective pericarditis.
Minute pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules: a clinicopathologic study of so-called minute pulmonary chemodectoma.
These were caused by a chemodectoma (4) and a meningioma (5).
Chemodectoma is one of possible non atherosclerotic pathologies of the neck that include vessel thromboembolism, dissecting aneurysms, fibromuscular dysplasia, Takayasu's arteritis, pseudoaneurysms and arteriovenous fistulae.
Several different factors can cause the tympanic membrane to assume a blue color, including a true hemotympanum, an idiopathic hemotympanum secondary to a cholesterol granuloma, long-standing secretory otitis media, a dehiscent high-riding jugular bulb, and occasionally a chemodectoma.
According to the WHO classification, they are tumors belonging to the group of parasympathetic (non-chromaffin) branchiomeric paragangliomas, known as chemodectomas (1).
Four patients who underwent follow-up were tested in the presence of known pathology (recurrent chemodectomas, a previous pheochromocytoma, or iodine-131-meta-iodobenzylguanidine-hot multiple liver lesions), 4 were tested during a severe intercurrent illness (in 2 of these, 3-methoxytyramine was within the reference interval on repeat testing), and 2 were being treated with Levodopa.