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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ROMERO LEDEZMA, Karla Pamela  y  ZENZANO FERRUFINO, Fernando. Left Carotid Glomus. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2022, vol.45, n.1, pp.82-85. ISSN 1012-2966.

Paragangliomas (carotid body) are benign tumors with high vascularization located in the region of the carotid body chemoreceptors. Regarding its location, the carotid glomus is 0.01% in relation to other paranganglioma type tumors, it is observed with higher incidence in high altitude populations, more frequent in females. Clinically it presents as a tumor in the cervical region of progressive growth, painless and with fremitus. Among the auxiliary tests for diagnosis are: Doppler Ultrasound, Computerized Axial Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Arteriography. The most frequent surgical technique to address this tumor is subadventitial dissection. We present the clinical case of a 57-year-old woman with a cervical mass, who underwent surgery, after preliminary laboratory tests, for total resection with subsequent anatomo-pathological study that reported: paraganglioma of the carotid body.

Palabras clave : surgery; classification; diagnosis; treatment; glomus tumor.

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