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Carotid body tumours.

Naughton, J; Morley, E; Chan, D; Fong, Y; Bosanquet, D; Lewis, M; (2011) Carotid body tumours. In: UNSPECIFIED (pp. 559-564).

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Carotid body tumours are a rare class of paraganglionoma arising from the upper neck, but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of neck lumps. A wrong diagnosis of cervical lymphadenopathy followed by excision biopsy may have serious consequences. The only way to minimize such risk is to be aware of their existence.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Carotid body tumours.
Keywords: Biopsy, Carotid Body Tumor, Diagnosis, Differential, Diagnostic Imaging, Humans, Prognosis
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/45490
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