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surgical carotid body tumor

Carotid body tumors are relatively rare. In 1743, Von Haller first noticed that the carotid body was considered to be a small gland. In 1891, Marchond reported a carotid body tumor and was treated surgically. He died 3 days after the operation. As of 1969, more than 500 cases of carotid body tumors have been reported. The carotid body is mostly located at the bifurcation of the common carotid artery, with a capsule, variable size, about 3.5mm in diameter, and rich in blood...



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