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Carotid artery paraganglioma: a family — case report, occurrence, and the method of treatment

Rafał Boczej, Janusz Kuśmierz, Wojciech Śliwiński, Marek Motyka
Acta Angiologica 2012;18(2):86-91.

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Vol 18, No 2 (2012)
Case reports
Published online: 2012-09-10

Abstract

Gangliomas are tumors of the neurogenic origin, developing from non-chromocytomic paraganglioma cells. The
most common location of paragangliomas in the head and neck region is the bifurcation of the common carotid
artery. Paragangliomas are very rare tumours. They stand for approximately 0.03%. of all neoplasms. The 10%
of the cases have a family history. This is also associated with a higher risk of multiple neoplasms and more
frequent coexistence of other diseases such as pheochromocytoma, medullar thyroid carcinoma, parathyroid
adenoma and Recklinghausen’s disease. This publication presents cases of a carotid artery paraganglioma
occurring in both father and son case and it shows two different managements’ strategies.

Abstract

Gangliomas are tumors of the neurogenic origin, developing from non-chromocytomic paraganglioma cells. The
most common location of paragangliomas in the head and neck region is the bifurcation of the common carotid
artery. Paragangliomas are very rare tumours. They stand for approximately 0.03%. of all neoplasms. The 10%
of the cases have a family history. This is also associated with a higher risk of multiple neoplasms and more
frequent coexistence of other diseases such as pheochromocytoma, medullar thyroid carcinoma, parathyroid
adenoma and Recklinghausen’s disease. This publication presents cases of a carotid artery paraganglioma
occurring in both father and son case and it shows two different managements’ strategies.
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Keywords

kłębczak tętnicy szyjnej, leczenie chirurgiczne, radioterapia

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Title

Carotid artery paraganglioma: a family — case report, occurrence, and the method of treatment

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 18, No 2 (2012)

Pages

86-91

Published online

2012-09-10

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2012;18(2):86-91.

Keywords

kłębczak tętnicy szyjnej
leczenie chirurgiczne
radioterapia

Authors

Rafał Boczej
Janusz Kuśmierz
Wojciech Śliwiński
Marek Motyka

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