Carotid body tumors (CBTS) also known as chemodectomas are a type of paragangliomas which originate from the carotid body. Carotid body tumors present as a palpable mass in anterolateral aspect of the neck causing splaying of the external carotid artery (ECA) and internal carotid artery (ICA). Bilateral carotid body tumors are uncommon with a reported incidence of 5 - 10%. CBTs are commonly seen in 4th to 5th decades with female predilection. We report a case of 16 years old boy with bilateral carotid body tumors.
Asma, Dr; Gul, Pari; and Gul, Palwasha
"Bilateral carotid body tumors: a case report And review,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 13
, Article 7.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol13/iss4/7