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Carotid body tumours

Jamie Naughton, Eoghan Morley, David Chan, Yiewfah Fong, Dave Bosanquet, Mike Lewis
British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2011, 72 (10): 559-64
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Carotid body tumours are a rare class of paraganglionoma arising from the upper neck, but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of neck lumps. A wrong diagnosis of cervical lymphadenopathy followed by excision biopsy may have serious consequences. The only way to minimize such risk is to be aware of their existence.

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