An evaluation on management of carotid body tumour (CBT). A twelve years experience.

@article{Boscarino2014AnEO,
  title={An evaluation on management of carotid body tumour (CBT). A twelve years experience.},
  author={G Boscarino and Ezio Parente and Filomena Minelli and Alberto Ferrante and Francesco Snider},
  journal={Il Giornale di chirurgia},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 1-2},
  pages={47-51}
}
Objectives. Carotid Body Tumor (CBT) is a rare lesion of the neuroendocrine system but it is the most common form of head and neck paraganglioma (PGL). Our objective is to discuss the optimal management of these lesions to provide the best outcome of patients treated by surgical resection. Patients and Methods. A retrospective evaluation was obtained by review of the records of 20 patients with 26 CBT treated at our institution between 2000 and 2012. Primary tumor characteristics, diagnostic… CONTINUE READING