Carotid body paragangliomas: a systematic study on management with surgery and radiotherapy

  title={Carotid body paragangliomas: a systematic study on management with surgery and radiotherapy},
  author={Carlos Ernesto Suarez and Juan Pablo Rodrigo and William M Mendenhall and Marc Hamoir and Carl E. Silver and Vincent Gr{\'e}goire and Primo{\vz} Strojan and Hartmut P. H. Neumann and Rupert Obholzer and Christian Offergeld and Johannes A. Langendijk and Alessandra Rinaldo and Alfio Ferlito},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
The definitive universally accepted treatment for carotid body tumors (CBT) is surgery. The impact of surgery on cranial nerves and the carotid artery has often been underestimated. Alternatively, a few CBTs have been followed without treatment or irradiation. The goal of this study is to summarize the existing evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of surgery and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for CBT. Relevant articles were identified using strict criteria for systematic searches… CONTINUE READING
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