New predictors of complications in carotid body tumor resection.

OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship between two new variables, tumor distance to base of skull (DTBOS) and tumor volume, with complications of carotid body tumor (CBT) resection, including bleeding and cranial nerve injury. METHODS Patients who underwent CBT resection between 2004 and 2014 were studied using a standardized, multi-institutional… (More)