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Diagnosis and treatment of carotid body tumors.

Carotid body tumors are rare although they must always remain part of the differential diagnosis of a neck mass. Sonography as the screening method of choice followed by angiography determines the diagnosis. In 11 patients 12 carotid body tumors were extirpated. The reconstruction of the internal carotid artery with an interposition of the greater saphenous vein was necessary in two cases after resection of the tumor. One patient underwent preoperative embolisation because of a huge tumor. Two postoperative radiotherapies were undertaken because of malignancy in one case and a partially extirpated tumor in the other. After a 9 year follow-up period all patients are alive. One patient suffers from a persistent palsy of the hypoglossal nerve and another complains of permanent headache supposedly caused by the reocclusion of the venous interposition of the carotid artery. In conclusion, our data support the diagnostic strategies in patients with suspected carotid body tumors. Regarding the exact therapeutic regimen, we suggest the surgical resection, followed by radiotherapy in cases of confirmed malignancy or partially resectable lesions.

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