EJMCR. 2020; 4(2): 43-48

Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report

Authors: Shweta Sharma, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Neeru Kapur, Pawan Joon, Mir Rizwan Aziz, Dileep Kumar Jha, Nitish Virmani, Sadaf Zaffar.

ABSTRACT

Background: Carotid body tumors (CBTs) are benign, but they are quite controversial for the management because of their location and symptoms. Cervical CBTs are slightly uncommon paragangliomas. These are highly vascular tumors. Their location is at the bifurcation of common carotid artery (CCA) which is adjacent to many cranial nerves. Surgical management involves a lot of morbidity and mortality. Case Report: A 48-year-old female reported with painless small swelling on the right side of the neck region just below the angle of the mandible. The radiological evaluation by ultrasonography, contrast-enhanced computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance angiography revealed the swelling as carotid body tumor. The patient had been advised surgical management as presently the entity was almost without any symptoms. Conclusion: The cross-sectional imaging plays a great role in the diagnosis and management of CBTs as they are associated with many complications. The treating surgeon had to be very careful about surgical extirpation.

Keywords:
Carotid body tumor, vascular, bifurcation, USG, CECT, MRA


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Authors
Shweta Sharma
ENT Specialist Registrar, Warwick Hospital, Warwick, UK
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Bharat Bhushan Sharma
Professor & HOD, Department of Radio-Diagnosis, SGT Medical College, Gurugram, India
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Neeru Kapur
Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Diagnosis, SGT Medical College, Gurugram, India
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Pawan Joon
Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Diagnosis, SGT Medical College, Gurugram, India
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Mir Rizwan Aziz
Senior Resident, Department of Radio-Diagnosis, SGT Medical College, Gurugram, India
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Dileep Kumar Jha
Senior Resident, Department of Radio-Diagnosis, SGT Medical College, Gurugram, India
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Nitish Virmani
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram, India
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Sadaf Zaffar
BRIT (Student), Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram, India
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Correspondence to:
. Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Professor & HOD, Department of Radio-Diagnosis, SGT Medical College, Gurugram, India.; bbhushan986@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 24 Nov 2018
Accepted 10 Dec 2019
Published online 08 Mar 2020
Published in print 12 Mar 2020

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Sharma S, Sharma BB, Kapur N, Joon P, Aziz MR, Jha DK, Virmani N, Zaffar S. Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(2): 43-48. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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Sharma S, Sharma BB, Kapur N, Joon P, Aziz MR, Jha DK, Virmani N, Zaffar S. Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report. https://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=18681 [Access: March 30, 2020]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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Sharma S, Sharma BB, Kapur N, Joon P, Aziz MR, Jha DK, Virmani N, Zaffar S. Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(2): 43-48. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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Sharma S, Sharma BB, Kapur N, Joon P, Aziz MR, Jha DK, Virmani N, Zaffar S. Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report. EJMCR. (2020), [cited March 30, 2020]; 4(2): 43-48. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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Sharma, S., Sharma, . B. B., Kapur, . N., Joon, . P., Aziz, . M. R., Jha, . D. K., Virmani, . N. & Zaffar, . S. (2020) Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report. EJMCR, 4 (2), 43-48. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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Sharma, Shweta, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Neeru Kapur, Pawan Joon, Mir Rizwan Aziz, Dileep Kumar Jha, Nitish Virmani, and Sadaf Zaffar. 2020. Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (2), 43-48. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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Sharma, Shweta, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Neeru Kapur, Pawan Joon, Mir Rizwan Aziz, Dileep Kumar Jha, Nitish Virmani, and Sadaf Zaffar. "Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 43-48. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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Sharma, Shweta, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Neeru Kapur, Pawan Joon, Mir Rizwan Aziz, Dileep Kumar Jha, Nitish Virmani, and Sadaf Zaffar. "Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.2 (2020), 43-48. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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Sharma, S., Sharma, . B. B., Kapur, . N., Joon, . P., Aziz, . M. R., Jha, . D. K., Virmani, . N. & Zaffar, . S. (2020) Carotid body tumor: what treating surgeon wants to know in radiological evaluation? - A case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (2), 43-48. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1543041434


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