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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Basics of Carotid Paragangliomas

More than 60% of paragangliomas in the head and neck region arise in the carotid bodies. What are carotid paragangliomas? Carotid paragangliomas are benign vascular tumors that commonly arise in the fourth or fifth decade of life and present as pulsatile painless mass at the angle of the mandible. Carotid body paragangliomas are usually nonfunctioning but occasionally these tumors may [...]


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