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Case Report
The Importance of Flowmetry in Carotid Body Tumor Surgery: A Case Report
1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey  
2 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
3 Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2012; 44: 124-126
DOI: 10.5152/eajm.2012.28
Key Words: Carotid artery, Carotid body tumor, Flowmetry


Carotid body tumors arise from the embryonic neural crest. These tumors are mostly benign, and they rarely show character. Bifurcation of the carotid body cells originates from a common carotid paraganglion; a tumoral mass lateral to the carotid bifurcation is usually found in the neck. A pathologic feature of these tumors is that they have a tendency to wrap because they are not treated with the external and internal carotid arteries. In our clinic, we operated on a patient who had been diagnosed with carotid body tumor. After removal of the internal carotid artery, the mass flow due to a decrease in the light of literature used to evaluate the importance of flowmetry carotid surgery.

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