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Carotid body tumor

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Description of Carotid body tumor

Carotid body tumor: Usually encapsulated and benign, but estimated malignancy rates of 2 - 25%.
Source: Diseases Database

Carotid body tumor: An invariably benign, encapsulated, firm round mass at the bifurcation of the common carotid artery, with nests of large polyhedral cells in alveolar or organoid arrangement. It is usually asymptomatic but large masses may encroach upon the parapharyngeal space and produce dysphagia, pain, and cranial nerve palsies. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, pp570-71).
Source: MeSH 2007

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  • Paraganglioma, Carotid Body

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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