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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-36

Carotid body paraganglioma excision: Anesthetic challenges


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Navodaya Medical College and Research Centre, Raichur, Karnataka, India

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Velayudha Sidda Reddy
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Navodaya Medical College and Research Centre, Mantralayam Road, Raichur - 584 103, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2394-6954.190775

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Carotid body paraganglioma (CBP) is a rare tumour which arises from chemoreceptor cells of the carotid body situated at the bifurcation of common carotid artery. Most commonly these tumours are benign, however, 5-7% of tumours may turn out as malignant; hence, excision is the rule. Anesthesia for excision poses numerous challenges, as these tumours are highly vascular, sense pH, arterial oxygen tension; may secrete catecholamine or serotonin, generally adhere to the carotid artery and accompanied with a perioperative morbidity of 20-40%. Anesthesia managed successful for excision of a CBP Shamblin Group II tumour avoiding invasive monitoring hence reported.


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