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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]

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There are no diagnostic laboratory findings associated with carotid body tumor. However, since these tumors originate from extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue of the autonomic nervous system, they may be capable of catecholamine productions.

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  1. Petramala, Luigi; Cavallaro, Giuseppe; Polistena, Andrea; Cotesta, Dario; Verrienti, Antonella; Ciardi, Antonio; Lucia, Piernatale; Filetti, Sebastiano; D'Erasmo, Emilio; De Toma, Giorgio; Letizia, Claudio (2008). "Multiple Catecholamine-Secreting Paragangliomas: Diagnosis after Hemorrhagic Stroke in a Young Woman". Endocrine Practice. 14 (3): 340–346. doi:10.4158/EP.14.3.340. ISSN 1530-891X.
  2. Faria J, Valente V, Lima P, Silva JA, Polónia J (October 2010). "Paraganglioma--a case of secondary hypertension". Rev Port Cardiol. 29 (10): 1583–9. PMID 21265497.