Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 0 , Vol 0 , Issue 0
A unilateral carotid body tumor: A report of two cases
Ahmet Ünlü1, Ahmet Barış Durukan1, Işıl Yıldız2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Park Uşak Hospital, Uşak, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Acıbadem Atakent Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2018.252 Carotid body tumors usually occur as painless mass in the neck and are quite vascular and slow-growing tumors. Diagnosis is based on Doppler ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance and angiography. Treatment is surgical resection. Cranial nerve damage, vascular injury and bleeding are the most common surgical complications. Selective tumor embolization can be performed preoperatively to reduce tumor vascularity and blood loss during resection. Herein, we report two adult cases presenting with unilateral asymptomatic masses in the neck who were diagnosed with a carotid body tumor and were treated surgically following selective embolization. Keywords : Carotid body tumor; operative; surgical procedure; therapeutic embolization