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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 423-428

Carotid body paraganglioma

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, MGM DCH, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Head and Neck Oncology, Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India

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Rashmi Maruti Hosalkar
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, MGM DCH, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_183_18

PMID: 31909029

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Carotid body paraganglioma (CBP) is a type neuroendocrine tumour arising from paraganglial chief cells of carotid body. Situated at the bifurcation of the common carotid artery, it constitutes 0.5% of all body tumours. Though CBP's is most common paraganglioma of head and neck it is a rare neoplasm and requires a thorough examination for a proper diagnosis and therapeutic management. Here, we present a case of 36 year old female patient with CBP in left side of the neck.

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