8692/1 Carotid body tumor


Synonyms

Carotid body paraganglioma

Definitions

Paraganglionic system
ICD-O-3 topography code: C75.4 - C75.5

A benign or malignant extra-adrenal parasympathetic paraganglioma arising from paraganglia adjacent to or in the bifurcation of the common carotid artery. Most patients present with a slow growing, painless mass in the neck.