Successful patient outcome following surgery of carotid body tumor and temporary hypoglossal nerve dysfunction.

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Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 200 words

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Keywords: Carotid body tumor; Hypoglossal nerve injury; Surgery; Syncope; Complications Abstract Carotid body tumors, also known as paragangliomas or chemodectomas, are rare tumors. They are mostly benign slow-growing tumors arising from neural crest cells, but can give rise to complications because of their location and close relation to carotid vessels and cranial nerves. A 40-year male patient diagnosed with a carotid body tumor is discussed along with a review of cranial nerve complications associated with the management of carotid body tumors. This case highlights the complete recovery after a temporary hypoglossal nerve deficit following surgery. Another important aspect is that syncopal attacks might occur in carotid body tumors and early surgery is required to prevent complications. Author Affiliation: (1) Department of Surgery, Shri Ram Murti Samarak Institute of Medical Sciences, 243202, Bareilly, U.P, India (2) Department of Anesthesia, Shri Ram Murti Samarak Institute of Medical Sciences, 243202, Bareilly, U.P, India (3) Department of E.N.T (Otorhino-laryngology), Shri Ram Murti Samarak Institute of Medical Sciences, 243202, Bareilly, U.P, India (4) Department of Pathology, Shri Ram Murti Samarak Institute of Medical Sciences, 243202, Bareilly, U.P, India (a) vigoyal77@yahoo.com Article History: Registration Date: 12/09/2020 Received Date: 08/10/2020 Accepted Date: 12/09/2020 Online Date: 01/18/2021 Byline:

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A666116468