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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sahar Memar Montazerin, M.D.[2] Maria Fernanda Villarreal, M.D. [3]

Overview

Carotid body tumor may be caused by familial syndromes, germline mutation of several genes, or chronic hypoxia.

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Common Causes

Common causes of carotid body tumor, include:[1]

References

  1. Wieneke, Jacqueline A.; Smith, Alice (2009). "Paraganglioma: Carotid Body Tumor". Head and Neck Pathology. 3 (4): 303–306. doi:10.1007/s12105-009-0130-5. ISSN 1936-055X.
  2. Burgess, Alfred; Calderon, Moises; Jafif-Cojab, Marcos; Jorge, Diego; Balanza, Ricardo (2017). "Bilateral carotid body tumor resection in a female patient". International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 41: 387–391. doi:10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.11.019. ISSN 2210-2612.
  3. Sajid, M.S.; Hamilton, G.; Baker, D.M. (2007). "A Multicenter Review of Carotid Body Tumour Management". European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 34 (2): 127–130. doi:10.1016/j.ejvs.2007.01.015. ISSN 1078-5884.