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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

Patients with carotid body tumor usually appear normal. Physical examination of patients with carotid body tumor is usually remarkable for a palpable, painless, rubbery mass at the lateral side of the neck.

Physical Examination

Patients with carotid body tumor usually appear normal. Physical examination of patients with carotid body tumor is usually remarkable for a palpable, painless, rubbery mass at the lateral side of the neck.

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Muscular examination of patients with carotid body tumor is usually normal.

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References

  1. Patetsios, Peter; Gable, Dennis R.; Garrett, Wilson V.; Lamont, Jeffrey P.; Kuhn, Joseph A.; Shutze, William P.; Kourlis, Harry; Grimsley, Bradley; Pearl, Gregory J.; Smith, Bertram L.; Talkington, C.M.; Thompson, Jesse E. (2002). "Management of Carotid Body Paragangliomas and Review of a 30-year Experience". Annals of Vascular Surgery. 16 (3): 331–338. doi:10.1007/s10016-001-0106-8. ISSN 0890-5096.
  2. Athanasiou A, Liappis CD, Rapidis AD, Fassolis A, Stavrianos SD, Kokkalis G (July 2007). "Carotid body tumor: review of the literature and report of a case with a rare sensorineural symptomatology". J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 65 (7): 1388–93. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2005.12.036. PMID 17577510.
  3. Işık, A. Cemal Ümit; İmamoğlu, Mehmet; Erem, Cihangir; Sarı, Ahmet (2007). "Paragangliomas of the Head and Neck". Medical Principles and Practice. 16 (3): 209–214. doi:10.1159/000100392. ISSN 1011-7571.