ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
THE SURGICAL APPROACHES IN CAROTID BODY TUMORS
Vedat Erentuğ, Nilgün Ulusoy Bozbuğa, Başar Sareyyüpoğlu, Denyan Mansuroğlu, Arzu Antal, Kaan Kırali, Esat Akıncı, Cevat Yakut
Koşuyolu Kalp Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
Carotid body tumor is a rare neoplasm deriving from the embryological neural crest. Malignity is rare although it has a slow course, for the invasion of the adjacent vascular and neural tissues. Early diagnosis and the planning of a surgical therapy is essential. Four female cases aged between 33 and 62 were analysed together with the literature review.
Keywords : Carotid body tumor, paraganglioma, glomus caroticum tumor, carotid artery
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