Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases | Neoplasms | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative
Surgical excision is the primary treatment for carotid body tumors (CBT) and infrequently involves carotid vessels reconstruction. A CBT that extends distally to the level of the skull base makes surgical reconstruction very challenging. We report a case of a 30-year-old man who presented with a CBT (Shamblin III) extending to the base of the skull. A covered stent graft was placed in the internal carotid artery. Subsequently, a successful resection of the tumor with the arterial wall en bloc was performed, leaving the stent graft exposed as a bridge between the two ends of ICA.
Rights and Permissions
Copyright 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of Society for Vascular Surgery. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
DOI of Published Version
J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2019 Nov 13;5(4):481-484. doi: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2019.07.012. eCollection 2019 Dec. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques
Alqaim M, Puri AS, Vaezi AE, Schanzer A. (2019). Carotid body tumor resection utilizing a covered stent graft to enable resection of the tumor en bloc with the internal carotid artery. Open Access Articles. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2019.07.012. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/4063
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.