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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 is classified into sporadic, familial and hyper-plastic form. According to Shamblin surgical classification, carotid body tumor divided into three subtypes which includes: class I that localized with minimal vascular attachment, class II that partially surrounds carotids and class III which encases carotids as well.

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  1. 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.
  2. Shamblin WR, ReMine WH, Sheps SG, Harrison EG (December 1971). "Carotid body tumor (chemodectoma). Clinicopathologic analysis of ninety cases". Am. J. Surg. 122 (6): 732–9. PMID 5127724.