Carotid body tumors managed with preoperative embolization. Report of two cases

L. F. Borges, R. C. Heros, G. DeBrun

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Two patients with large vascular carotid body tumors underwent preoperative intravascular embolization of the major arterial feeders. The tumor vascularity was reduced markedly, and complete surgical extirpation was accomplished without difficulty. The literature on carotid body tumors is briefly reviewed. The role of preoperative embolization in the treatment of these difficult tumors is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-870
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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