Near-syncopal episodes associated with a carotid body tumor [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(2): 138-138

Near-syncopal episodes associated with a carotid body tumor

Mehmet Cengiz Çolak1, Hasan Kocatürk2, Hikmet Koçak3
1Sifa Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey
2Sifa Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Erzurum, Turkey
3Ataturk University, Medical Faculty Hospital,department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey

A-24-year-old woman was referred to our institution with daily near-syncope episode. The near-syncope episodes were related to change in head position.Ultrasonography of the neck revealed a hypervascular mass within the left carotid bifurcation with a size of 3.2 cm x 2.2 cm, consistent with a carotid body tumor.Multislice CT angiography demonstrated a large, left-sided carotid body tumor.The tumor involved the carotid arterial wall without disturbing its patency.The mass on the left side of the neck was surgically removed with no complications. Histological analysis showed findings typical of carotid body tumor (paraganglioma) with no sign of malignancy. After removal of the mass, no recurrence and near-syncopal attack occurred during a follow-up 6 months.

Keywords: carotid body tm, near-syncope episode

How to cite this article
Mehmet Cengiz Çolak, Hasan Kocatürk, Hikmet Koçak. Near-syncopal episodes associated with a carotid body tumor. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(2): 138-138

Corresponding Author: Mehmet Cengiz Çolak, Türkiye
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