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March 1978

Simultaneous Recurrent Multiple Chemodectomas

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery Service, Walter Reed 'Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(3):157-160. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790030043010

• We report a case of concomitant, recurrent carotid body tumor and recurrent bilateral glomus jugulare tumors, with extensive intrajugular-venous extension. The patient's family history confirms the previously reported familial occurrence of chemodectomas. The value of preoperative angiographic evaluation is emphasized in establishing a diagnosis and formulating a therapeutic approach. Recurrence of chemodectomas after appropriate therapy, although unusual, was present in all three previously treated sites in this patient.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:157-160, 1978)