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Malignancy: Most carotid body tumors are benign. Only a very small number are malignant, but there is no way to tell unless it is excised and inspected by a pathologist. Depending on its extent and involvement with surrounding tissues, the operation to remove them is relatively straightforward. Discuss with a board-certified vascular surgeon to learn more. ...Read more
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Should I go for surgery in carotid body tumor?What are the risk in operation?It would become successful or not?
Ys If you want to ge: Follow your doctor's advice. Once you have a tumor you need to get rid of it, otherwise it will cause you detriment...it is just a matter of time. So I would advise surgical removal to be done by an expert. A second opinion can also help to make certain that you have found the best professional to take care of this rare disease entity. ...Read more
Neck masses: These are three distinct causes of a neck mass. You'll get some more imaging studies that will distinguish them. Branchial cleft cysts are very common and usually a non-problem. Carotid body tumors are very rare but need to be ruled out. Carotid aneurysms are strongly pulsatile. Stay involved with your diagnosis and best wishes. ...Read more
Could you lose function to certain parts of the body if nerves around a internal or external carotid artery were cut?
Yes: There are two main nerves that are in the area of the carotid artery. Above the bifurcation of the Internal and external carotid is the hypglossal which controls the toungue. If cut, the toungue will deviate to the side of the injury. The other main nerve is the vagus. It is located between the common carotid and int jugular, if cut would be disasterous ...Read more
Can the results of a carotid artery ultrasound be applied as an indication of the state of other arteries in the body?
Yes: Ultrasound of the carotid arteries is a very good method to detect vascular disease. This test can diagnose a spectrum of problems from intimal thickening to marked cholesterol deposits (plaque). Disease of the carotid arteries often serves as an indicator of arterial disease elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the cartoid body in the neck feel small, squishy and move around? I feel something moveable that pulses
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