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Fever as the main presenting symptom of a carotid body tumor

Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Ali Akbar-Beigi, Diana Tahery, Siavoush Sehhat
Archives of Iranian Medicine 2008, 11 (2): 214-7
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Carotid body tumor (paraganglioma) is a rare tumor which presents as a mass in the lateral part of the neck. It is typically a slow-growing and nonsymptomatic mass at the beginning. Fever is not an usual symptom of this tumor. Here, we report a 78- year-old woman presenting with this tumor as a cause of fever of unknown origin.

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