Disease Information for Carotid body tumor

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Head and Neck Soft Tissue Mass
Lateral Neck Mass
Lump in Cervical Area
Neck Anterior Triangle Mass
Neck Mass
Amaurosis fugats/transient blindness-vision loss
Fleeting Blindness
Narrow pupil/unilateral
Painful ophthalmoplegia
Temporary blindness
Transient Blindness One Eye
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Ayerza/Chronic mountain sickness
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Catecholamines serum (Lab)
URINE Catecholamines
URINE Metanephrines
Diagnostic Test Results
CT Scan
MRI/MRA Head abnormal
MRI/MRA/Head neck abnormal
Ultrasound
Ultrasound/Doppler carotid arteries/abnormal
Angiography
Angios/Carotid occlusion
Angios/Neck vessels/Arch study/abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Carotid body tumor
Carotid sinus syncope/sensitivity
Horner's syndrome
Vagohypoglossal syndrome
Cervical Sympathetics Lesion
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Neural crest cells/APUD tumors (ex)
Treatment
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Definition

An invariably benign, encapsulated, firm round mass at the bifurcation of the common carotid artery, with nests of large polyhedral cells in alveolar or organoid arrangement. It is usually asymptomatic but large masses may encroach upon the parapharyngeal space and produce dysphagia, pain, and cranial nerve palsies. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, pp570-71)

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