ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Carotid body tumor in a 9-year-old patient
Ahmet Baris Durukan1,2, Hasan Alper Gurbuz1,3
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Liv Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istinye University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yüksek Ihtisas University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2024.24461
Carotid body tumors are rarely encountered pathologies in the pediatric age group but still exist in the differential diagnosis of cervical painless masses. Genetic and familial background should be studied in addition to contrast imaging studies. Complete subadventitial resection, with or without prior embolization, which is still controversial, is the mainstay of therapy. Follow-up gains importance due to its nature. Herein, we report a 9-year-old girl presented with a unilateral asymptomatic mass on the neck with a diagnosis of carotid body tumor treated surgically without embolization. We emphasize the specific aspects of the pediatric age group.
Keywords : Carotid body tumor, operative, surgical procedures, therapeutic embolization
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