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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 14, Issue.: 4

Case Study

Paraganglioma of Carotid Body: A Case Report


Hüseyin Pülat1, Oktay Karaköse1, Ismail Zihni1, Kazım Çağlar Özçelik1, Metin Çiriş2, Huseyin Eken3* and Hasan Erol Eroğlu1

1Department of Surgical Oncology, Suleyman Demirel University Medical Faculty, Isparta, Turkey.

2Department of Pathology, Suleyman Demirel University Medical Faculty, Isparta, Turkey.

3Department of General Surgery, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey.

Article Information
(1) Faris Q.B. Alenzi, Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences Salman bin Abdulaziz University (Al-Kharj), Saudi Arabia.
(2) Franciszek Burdan, Experimental Teratology Unit, Human Anatomy Department, Medical University of Lublin, Poland and Radiology Department, St. John’s Cancer Center, Poland.
(3) Ashish Anand, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, GV Montgomery Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA.
(1) Sharaf Eldeen Shazly, Sohag University, Egypt.
(2) Hitoshi Hirose, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
(3) George Galyfos, University of Athens Medical Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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Paraganglioma occur from the paraganglionic stems of the autonomic nervous system. They develop from the carotid body and are known as carotid body tumours. These are sporadic, rare vascular lesions showing genetic transfer. Although they are generally benign and have a slow course, because of invasion to adjacent neurovascular tissues or pressure, early diagnosis and treatment is of importance. Diagnosis is made from a detailed history and physical examination and is confirmed with angiography. The treatment method selected in the majority of cases is surgery. In this paper, the case is presented of a 73-year old female who underwent surgery in our clinic for a diagnosis of carotid body paraganglioma.

Keywords :

Carotid body; paraganglioma; surgery.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/23842

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