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Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 411–416 | Cite as

Glomus caroticum tumors: A case report of an operated giant carotid body tumor with a review of our experience in 47 patients

  • Sureyya Talay
  • Mustafa Abanoz
  • Mehmet Ali Kaygin
  • Ozgur Dag
  • Umit Halici
  • Derih Ay
  • Semih Murat Yucel
  • Mehmet Esref Kabalar
  • Buket Tasmacioglu
  • Bilgehan Erkut
Review Article

Abstract

Glomus caroticum tumors, usually used as an alternative term for carotid body tumor, are of neuroectodermal origin and a part of the extra adrenal neuroendocrine system pathologies. These abnormalities are the most frequently detected paraganglioma in the localization of the head and neck. In our report, we present a giant tumor mass on the left side which was operated on successfully with a review of our experience retrospectively. Between the dates of June 1995 and October 2009, 47 patients, all of which had a glomus caroticum tumor, underwent to surgery. Tumor presented a wide variety of size and clinical presentations.

Keywords

Glomus caroticum tumor Carotid body tumor Paraganglioma Excision surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sureyya Talay
    • 1
  • Mustafa Abanoz
    • 1
  • Mehmet Ali Kaygin
    • 1
  • Ozgur Dag
    • 1
  • Umit Halici
    • 1
  • Derih Ay
    • 1
  • Semih Murat Yucel
    • 1
  • Mehmet Esref Kabalar
    • 2
  • Buket Tasmacioglu
    • 3
  • Bilgehan Erkut
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryErzurum Regional Training and Research HospitalErzurumTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PathologyErzurum Regional Training and Research HospitalErzurumTurkey
  3. 3.Department of AnaesthesiologyErzurum Regional Training and Research HospitalErzurumTurkey
  4. 4.Erzurum Regional Training and Research HospitalErzurumTurkey

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