A 44-year-old morbidly obese woman with a history of right carotid body tumor (CBT) resection presented with a symptomatic, nonfunctional, left Shamblin-III CBT. Abutment of the skull base precluded distal internal carotid artery control for arterial reconstruction, favoring parent vessel sacrifice after an asymptomatic provocative test. She underwent CBT resection with anticipated sacrifice of cranial nerves X and XII and the common carotid artery and its branches, developing baroreceptor failure syndrome and sequelae of cranial nerve sacrifice. When facing a symptomatic, metachronous CBT abutting the skull base, upfront operative intervention with adjuvant radiation for residual tumor optimizes curative resection.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques|
|State||Published - Sep 2021|
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- Baroreceptor failure syndrome
- Carotid body tumor
- Cranial nerves deficit
- Metachronous carotid body tumor
- Multidisciplinary care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine