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Carotid Body Tumour-MRI

Carotid body tumour (also known as a chemodectoma or carotid body paraganglioma) is a highly vascular glomus tumour that arises from the paraganglion cells of the carotid body.  It is located at the carotid bifurcation with characteristic splaying of the ICA and ECA. On T1 WI, lesion is iso to hypointense compared to muscle salt and pepper appearance, representing a combination of punctate regions of haemorrhage or slow flow (salt) and flow voids (pepper)  and is hyperintense compared to muscle on T2 WI. Case submitted by Dr Swati Shah, Dr Ajay Garg & Dr Sumer Sethi.

Carotid Body Tumour-MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Friday, November 02, 2012 Rating: 5

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