Carotid body tumours. A 20-year single-institution experience.

Ilias Dalainas, Giovanni Nano, Renato Casana, Paolo Bianchi, Silvia Stegher, Giovanni Malacrida, Domenico Giuseppe Tealdi

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The aim of this single-institution retrospective study was to review the surgical outcomes of resection of carotid body tumours over the last 20 years in our hospital. From January 1985 to December 2004, 17 patients were admitted to our institution with carotid body tumours. All patients were treated by surgical resection of the tumour. No perioperative deaths occurred. Perioperative comorbidities were more frequent in patients with large carotid body tumours intimately associated with the carotid vessels. Surgical excision of carotid body tumours is safe and effective even in the long term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-635
Number of pages5
JournalChirurgia Italiana
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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