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2022 Nov 17


Physiological and clinical impact in the carotid baroreceptor function following the surgical management of bilateral carotid body tumors.


Mier Y Teran-Ellis S, Estrada-Rodriguez HA, Anaya-Ayala JE, Lopez-Pena G, Contreras-Jimenez E, Dominguez-Vega RX, Gonzalez-Duarte AA, Hinojosa CA
Vascular. 2022 Nov 17:17085381221140167.
PMID: 36394214.


The bilateral presentation of Carotid Body Tumors (CBT) is rare; the surgical resection of these masses remains the mainstay management due to the malignant potential. We aim to describe, classify, and quantify baroreceptor failure (BRF) after the surgical management of patients with bilateral CBT to better understand the clinical consequences.