Surgical Resection of Painless Carotid Body Tumour without Preoperative Embolization: A Case Report and Review of Literature
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sorin Cimpean
Department of Surgery
CHU UCL Namur
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Received Date: September 16, 2016; Accepted Date: January 15, 2017; Published Date: January 21, 2017
Citation: Cimpean S, Belhaj A, Rondelet B (2017) Surgical Resection of Painless Carotid Body Tumour without Preoperative Embolization: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Clin Case Rep 7: 915. doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000915
Copyright: © 2017 Cimpean S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Paragangliomas are rare tumors representing a therapeutic challenge. We present a case report of surgical resection of carotid body tumor without preoperative embolization. Our therapeutic attitude is based on controversial benefits of the embolization for those tumors. The major indication for the preoperative embolization is to reduce intraoperative blood loss, but this benefit is not demonstrated. Also, because the relative rarity of this tumor, the confounding factors relative to the surgeon and radiologist experience, no randomized trial can be performed. So, our case report can be useful to participate to increase the number of reported cases, and define the therapeutic approach for this rare tumor.