Diagnosis of carotid body tumor (CBT) was made in a 36 years old woman. The pre-operative examination included genetic analysis of the succinate dehydrogenase that showed a mutation in his subunit D responsible of multiple paraganglioma at slow growth. Subsequently a thoraco-abdominal CT and indium111 octreotide body scan were performed and another paraganglioma was detected in the anterior mediastinum. CBT was surgically removed; differently the thoracic lesion due to his benign genetic profile was not treated. During a 3-years follow-up the thoracic paraganglioma as expected, didn't increase. Genetic analysis of succinate dehydrogenase, should be performed in the management of CBT.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2008|
- Carotid body tumor
- Succinate dehydrogenase
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine