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Doctor insights on: Carotid Body Tumor Symptoms

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How dangerous is carotid body tumor?

How dangerous is carotid body tumor?

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

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...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?

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

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How much cost in operation excision carotid body tumor?

Local Question: This international health website has no ability to answer your question about surgery in your home country. This question must be directed to your local surgeon. ...Read more

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Difference bw branchial cyst and carotid body tumor and anuresym of carotid ?

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

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20 year old male . My carotid artery seems to be pushed outward near the top accompanied with some occasional discomfort. Could this be a tumor ?

20 year old male . My carotid artery seems to be pushed outward near the top accompanied with some occasional discomfort. Could this be a tumor ?

Several possibilitie: May just be natural curvature or size for you, but carotid tumors or aneurysms are possible. Pain is concerning but could it be referred from jaw or teeth? A quick non-invasive test would be an ultrasound that is painless and relatively quick and could answer your questions. Would check with vascular or cardiac doctor to arrange such a study. ...Read more

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What can I do for a malignant tumor wrapped around carotid artery?

What can I do for a malignant tumor wrapped around carotid artery?

Vascular surgeon: A very difficult problem, best addressed in an academic, tertiary care facility with a team that includes an oncologist, head and neck surgeon, and vascular surgeon. There is no easy answer here. Please accept my most heartfelt wish for your good outcome. ...Read more

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M58, how do I know that my head ache (top, back and neck) is due to BP or some other serious event such as (god forbid) hemorrhage, carotid block, tumor?

M58, how do I know that my head ache (top, back and neck) is due to BP or some other serious event such as (god forbid) hemorrhage, carotid block, tumor?

Need for a complete: A complete check up by your physician can look into various causes of headache. The diagnosis is made on the basis of physical exam and history(characteristics) of your headaches. If doubtful, we can check the brain with a MRI study. Go see an internist and clear all your doubts. ...Read more