Carotid body tumor in a 13-year-old child: Case report and review of the literature.

  title={Carotid body tumor in a 13-year-old child: Case report and review of the literature.},
  author={George S. Georgiadis and Miltos K. Lazarides and Aggelos Tsalkidis and Paraskevi Argyropoulou and Alexandra N Giatromanolaki},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={47 4},
Carotid body tumor (CBT), an extra-adrenal paraganglioma, represents an uncommon entity arising in chemoreceptor tissue located at the carotid bifurcation. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature in the pediatric age group less than 14 years of age, primarily as case reports. Surgical excision is advisable in almost all ages, however, in childhood, it is known to carry risks and difficulties due to the smaller size of the involved anatomical structures. We report an unusual case… CONTINUE READING


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