Carotid body tumor natural history, complications and prognosis

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sahar Memar Montazerin, M.D.[2] Maria Fernanda Villarreal, M.D. [3]


If left untreated, patients with carotid body tumor may progress to develop cranial nerve dysfunction, airway obstruction, and malignant transformation of the tumor. Prognosis is generally good, and the 10-year survival rate of patients is approximately 50%.

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