Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2020 • VOLUME 26 • №4

Surgical treatment of a huge paraganglioma of the right common carotid artery bifurcation

Shlomin V.V.1, Khrustalev M.I.3, Puzdryak P.D.1,4, Bondarenko P.B.1, Yurtaev Yu.A.1, Shloido E.A.2, Senotrusov O.V.1, Cheplygin V.S.1, Oboev K.N.5

1) Department of Vascular Surgery,
2) Department of Roentgenoendovascular Surgery and Pathological Anatomy, Municipal Multimodality Hospital №2,
3) Department of Oncomaxillofacial Plastic Surgery and Dentistry, Municipal Clinical Oncological Dispensary,
4) Department of General Surgery, North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov,
5) Department of Training Physicians for the Navy, Military Medical Academy named after S.M. Kirov, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Described herein is a clinical case report regarding successful surgical treatment of a female patient presenting with a large paraganglioma of the right common carotid artery. On admission, the woman had complained of a mass in her neck, having significantly enlarged within the previous 6 months, with the appearance of dysphagia and moderate pain syndrome. The findings of multislice computed angiography and ultrasonographic duplex angioscanning of the brachiocephalic arteries helped to verify the location, size, and topography of the tumour. Taking into account the diagnosed secondary foci in the lungs, it was decided to first perform embolization of the artery supplying the tumour, which was followed by biopsy of tissue of the neoplasm. After histological verification and ruling out malignancy, successful radical resection of the paraganglioma was performed.

KEY WORDS: paraganglioma, carotid artery bifurcation tumours, carotid body tumours, surgical treatment.

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