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Online ISSN 1827-1782
Staramos D. N., Masgala A. K., Antoniadis P. N., Geropapas G. I., Kalamaras A. G., Giannakou N., Dervisis K. I.
1 Department of Vascular Surgery, Konstantopoulio General Hospital, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Konstantopoulio General Hospital, Athens, Greece
3 Department of Pathology, Konstantopoulio General Hospital, Athens, Greece
Carotid body paragagliomas are rare tumors and usually have benign behavior. They typically present as a slow growing painless neck mass at the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. The complete surgical removal is the main stay of treatment. The close vicinity to the carotid artery bifurcation and the proximity to the cranial nerves consist a challenge for the vascular surgeon. We report a case of a patient with carotid body paragaglioma and review of the recent literature on this unusual entity.