Carotid Body Tumors / Chemodectoma

Carotid body tumour, also known as carotid body paraganglioma or chemodectoma, is a highly vascular tumour, arising from chromaffin (paraganglion) cells of the extra-adrenal tissues in the carotid body.

Seeing is believing

41 year old male patient from Darjeeling, presented with complaints of painless, non-progressive swelling over the right side of neck for past 8 years with paroxysmal paraesthesia over right ear for past 8 months. No history of voice change, difficulty in swallowing, nasal regurgitation of foods. No history of ptosis, drooping of shoulders. No history of […]