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Sizeable carotid body tumor excision by ultrasonic surgical aspirator: a new technical approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17349348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid body tumors (CBTs) are rare neoplasms. Excision is the preferred treatment and is associated with low mortality and morbidity, although rates of cranial nerve dysfunction postoperatively and blood loss are still high. We herein present a case of a huge CBT, Shamblin group 3, managed successfully by the use of the Cavitral Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator after preoperative superselective embolization. Our goal was to minimize the possibility of cranial nerve injury, blood loss, and vascular reconstruction. Careful preoperative evaluation, management, and intraoperative precision are essential for successful outcomes. Ultrasonic dissection of a CBT allows a precise and energy-controlled approach, minimizing intraoperative complications in such a demanding and delicate operation.
Theodosios Perdikides; Efthimios Avgerinos; Konstantinos Lagios; Konstantinos X Siafakas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-12     Completed Date:  2007-03-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Hellenic Airforce Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Body Tumor / diagnosis,  surgery*
Combined Modality Therapy
Embolization, Therapeutic
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ultrasonic Therapy*

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