Management of carotid body tumors

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2001 Oct;34(5):907-24, vi. doi: 10.1016/s0030-6665(05)70354-6.


The carotid body tumor is a rare neoplasm that has generated much literature over the past century, and for which continued controversy exists regarding natural history, biologic behavior, proper technique of excision, and the risk of morbidity and mortality. This article discusses overall management of carotid body tumors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carotid Body Tumor / diagnosis
  • Carotid Body Tumor / epidemiology
  • Carotid Body Tumor / surgery*
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / adverse effects
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods*
  • Survival Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome