ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Alper Kunt, *Fatih Bulut, **Canser Yılmaz Demir
SSK Malatya Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Malatya
*SSK Malatya Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Cerrahisi Kliniği, Malatya
**SSK Malatya Hastanesi, Plastik ve Rekonstrüktif Cerrahi Kliniği, Malatya
Carotid body tumors are found on the lateral neck, frequently in the carotid bifurcation. They originate from paraganglionic cells of carotid body, which is located in the carotid bifurcation. Two cases operated in our department in this year were presented with literature review. Carotid body tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis of lateral neck masses and examination should include Doppler ultrasonography and angiography if necessary.
Keywords : Carotid body tumor, surgical excision, carotid artery, paraganglionic cells
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