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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 1987;3(1):79-83.
Published online September 30, 1987.
A Case of Carotid Body Tumor
Myong Chui Park;Yung Duk Chung;Se Min Baek
경동맥체 종양 1예
박명철;정영덕;백세민
Abstract
Carotid body tumor is rare tumor in the neck. Among the pathologic ccnditions affecting paraganglionic tissue, the carotid body is most frequently involved. There are controversies in terms of natural history, biological behaviors, technique of excision. risks of the operation. Carotid angiography is the most valuable diagnostic aid and important for the planning of therapy. Defmite treatment of carotid body tumor is surgical exci.i!ion. Considerable degree of caution and vascular surgical armamentation are required because of its anatomical location and profuse vascularity. Surgical removal of this kind of paraganglioma must be predicated upon several factors such as tumor character, location. symptom, vascularity, and surgeon's ability.


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