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Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 1013–1015 | Cite as

Vagus Nerve Paraganglioma: Radiological Features We Should Be Aware of

  • Carlos Moreno-GarcíaEmail author
  • Raúl González-García
  • María Asunción Pons García
  • Florencio Monje
Technical Note

Abstract

Introduction

A rare case of vagal paraganglioma is reported.

Material and Methods

The specific radiological features of this tumor are presented to the clinician in order to make presumptive diagnosis.

Conclusion

By CT-scan and/or MRI it must be suspected when a hypervascular tumor in relation to the major cervical vessels displaces the internal and external carotid arteries forward, does not open the carotid bifurcation, and displaces the internal jugular vein backwards.

Keywords

Vagus nerve paraganglioma Radiological features Presumptive diagnosis 

Notes

Conflict of interest

None.

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© The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Moreno-García
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Raúl González-García
    • 1
    • 4
  • María Asunción Pons García
    • 2
    • 4
  • Florencio Monje
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital Infanta CristinaBadajozSpain
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity Hospital Infanta CristinaBadajozSpain
  3. 3.Centre for Implantology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CICOM)BadajozSpain
  4. 4.School of MedicineUniversity of Extremadura (UEx)BadajozSpain

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