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Cirugía paraguaya

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CACERES, Heidi; SILVA, Sindy; AMARILLA, Rodrigo  and  LACONICH, Diego. Tumor de glomus carotídeo: Carotid glomus tumor. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2014, vol.38, n.1, pp.35-37. ISSN 2307-0420.

ABSTRACT Paragangliomas are benign tumors, highly vascularized. The location of the carotid Glomus tumor surrounds 0.01% in relation to all paragangliomas; its incidence seems to be increased proportionally with the altitude, the majority appears sporadically, its malignancy is rare and has slight superiority in the feminine sex. Clinically it appears like a tumor that grows progressively in the cervical region, generally non painful with thrill. Auxiliary diagnostic methods are ecodoppler, computed axial tomography, magnetic resonance and arteriography. It has surgical indication; the more used technique is the subadventicial dissection of the tumor. We presented the case of a 47 year old woman with a cervical tumor that was submitted to an ecodoppler and a multislide tomography and was put under a partial resection of the tumor, with a pathology report that informs paraganglioma.

Keywords : Glomus; Paraganglioma; Glomus Tumor; Carotid Body.

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