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Original Article
February 1977

Angiographic Changes of Head and Neck Chemodectomas Following Radiotherapy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Diagnostic Radiology (Drs Handel, M. Miller, and Wallace), Radiation Therapy (Dr L. Miller), and Otolaryngology, (Dr Goepfert), Hermann Hospital, University of Texas Medical School, and the University of Texas Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston. Dr L. Miller is now with Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(2):87-89. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780190067006

• Angiography is useful in following selected patients with chemodectoma of the head and neck treated by radiotherapy. Comparison of preradiotherapy and post radiotherapy angiograms in three patients revealed a decrease in the following: size of feeding arteries, size of tumor, intensity of tumor opacification, and degree of venous shunting. When chemodectomas are not amenable to physical examination and when the question of radiotherapy complication vs further growth of tumor arises, postradiotherapy angiography may be of particular value.

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