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Carotid body tumours: report of six cases and a review of management.
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PMID:  2395133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have treated six patients with carotid body tumours in the period from 1972 to 1988. All patients had a neck mass on presentation. In addition one patient complained of tinnitus and another was noted to have Horner's syndrome. The diagnosis was confirmed by ultrasound and angiography in all cases. Five patients subsequently underwent successful surgical resection. At the time of surgery one of the tumours was found to be locally invasive. One elderly patient was deemed unfit for surgery and was managed non-surgically with a satisfactory outcome. A review of the literature reveals that surgery is still the preferred mode of treatment although preoperative embolization may be a useful adjunct. Although the incidence of peroperative stroke has gradually been reduced from that found in earlier series, injury to the cranial nerves remains high and is the main hazard of surgical management. The improved results of surgical resection in more recent reports support the view that these tumours should be treated in units with expertise in vascular surgery of the neck.
J F Keating; G A Miller; T V Keaveny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0035-8835     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-09     Completed Date:  1990-10-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503110     Medline TA:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, Mount Merrion, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Body Tumor / radiography,  therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local

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