Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2012 • VOLUME 18 • №4

Possibilities of surgical management of paraGanglioma of the neck extending to the base of the skull

Zotikov A.E., Aleksanyan V.M., Badretdinov I.A., Karmazanovskii G.G., Ilyin S.A., Burtseva E.A., Timina I.E., Volkov S.K.

Presented in the article is a rare clinical case report concerning successful treatment of a female patient with vaginal paraganglioma of the neck – a tumour extending from the level of the trunk of the common carotid artery in cranial direction to the base of the skull. Mentioned are difficulties of carrying out an operational intervention requiring the use of certain surgical techniques. The tumour was removed as a single block with the involvement into the process of the major vessels of the neck and nervous formations. The reconstructive operation performed was common carotid – internal carotid prosthetic repair with a 6.3-4.5 mm cone-shape prosthesis «Gore-tex» on the right.

KEY WORDS: carotid paraganglioma, vaginal paraganglioma, chemodectoma, prosthetic repair of the common carotid artery.

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