Enhancing Mass at the Carotid Bifurcation: Not Always a Carotid Body Tumor
Learning Objective: Become familiar with detailed anatomy and relative position of the major structures within and adjacent to the common carotid sheath in the suprahyoid neck, and know the top differential considerations of enhancing masses in the region of the carotid bifurcation, and how to distinguish them on imaging.
Keywords: AP = anteroposterior; CBT = carotid body tumor; CCA = common carotid artery; ECA = external carotid artery; IJV = internal jugular vein; NF1 = Neurofibromatosis type 1; SCSC = schwannoma of the cervical sympathetic chain
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2015
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