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Tumors of the carotid body. Experience with 41 operative cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7283029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Evaluation of a patient with a carotid body tumor requires a complete head and neck examination with special attention to the cranial nerves and careful search for additional paragangliomas in other sites. Angiography is very helpful in making the diagnosis and assessing the ipsilateral and contralateral carotid artery. Surgery should be performed early, since group I tumors are easily excised and are associated with a low surgical morbidity. Surgical excision shoud be performed by head and neck and vascular surgeons applying shunting or reconstructive techniques when appropriate. With improved diagnostic and surgical techniques, the morbidity and mortality should continue to approach zero.
C D Lees; H L Levine; E G Beven; H M Tucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-18     Completed Date:  1981-11-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  362-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Body Tumor / diagnosis,  surgery*
Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology

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