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Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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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.

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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 (

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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

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Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques

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