Carotid body tumor (CBT) is a rare neoplasm, although it represents about 65% of head and neck paragangliomas. Surgical excision is considered the appropriate therapy for CBTs. The aim of this study was to evaluate surgical outcomes on a large scale. We reviewed 19 studies between 2004 to 2014 with a total of 625 procedures. We observed a higher number of cases in women (62%). Only 3 (0,48%) deaths were reported as surgical complication. Total cranial nerve injuries were 302 (48,32%) of which 194 (31,04%) were transient and 108 (17,28%) were permanent. We found a total of 174 (27,84%) arterial injuries, most of which are external carotid artery (ECA) injuries. Cerebrovascular accident due to surgery were 15 (2,4%). We concluded that surgical resection remains the treatment of choice for these disease despite the related morbidity.

Surgical complications of carotid body tumors surgery: a review / Amato, Bruno; Serra, R; Fappiano, F; Rossi, R; Danzi, Michele; Milone, Marco; Quarto, Gennaro; Benassai, Giacomo; Bianco, Tommaso; Amato, Maurizio; Furino, Ermenegildo; Compagna, Rita. - In: INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY. - ISSN 1827-1839. - 34:6 Suppl 1(2015), pp. 15-22-22.

Surgical complications of carotid body tumors surgery: a review

AMATO, BRUNO;DANZI, MICHELE;MILONE, MARCO;QUARTO, GENNARO;BENASSAI, GIACOMO;BIANCO, TOMMASO;AMATO, MAURIZIO;FURINO, ERMENEGILDO;COMPAGNA, RITA
2015

Abstract

Carotid body tumor (CBT) is a rare neoplasm, although it represents about 65% of head and neck paragangliomas. Surgical excision is considered the appropriate therapy for CBTs. The aim of this study was to evaluate surgical outcomes on a large scale. We reviewed 19 studies between 2004 to 2014 with a total of 625 procedures. We observed a higher number of cases in women (62%). Only 3 (0,48%) deaths were reported as surgical complication. Total cranial nerve injuries were 302 (48,32%) of which 194 (31,04%) were transient and 108 (17,28%) were permanent. We found a total of 174 (27,84%) arterial injuries, most of which are external carotid artery (ECA) injuries. Cerebrovascular accident due to surgery were 15 (2,4%). We concluded that surgical resection remains the treatment of choice for these disease despite the related morbidity.
2015
Surgical complications of carotid body tumors surgery: a review / Amato, Bruno; Serra, R; Fappiano, F; Rossi, R; Danzi, Michele; Milone, Marco; Quarto, Gennaro; Benassai, Giacomo; Bianco, Tommaso; Amato, Maurizio; Furino, Ermenegildo; Compagna, Rita. - In: INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY. - ISSN 1827-1839. - 34:6 Suppl 1(2015), pp. 15-22-22.
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