Transient ischaemic attack a diagnostic dilemma – carotid body tumour. a case report

Authors:AMBIKAVATHY.M, BHASKARAN A, SATHIADEVA, KUMAR. SB, SAGAYARAJ , HARENDRA KUMAR, SAGAYARAJ, SATHIADEV
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2280-2283  |  PDF File

Abstract

Carotid tumour is a painless swelling of the neck which may be an incidental finding. Carotid body tumour is usually asymptomatic and can make clinical diagnosis difficult. We report a case of a female patient aged 52 years who presented with transient ischaemic attack /2 episodes of unconsciousness secondary to left carotid body tumour.She was investigated and successfully underwent complete resection of the tumour. She is symptom free at follow up till date.