Attempts at surgery for carotid body
tumors have been made for over 100 years.
tumours: a review of a 20-year experience.
Impact of preoperative embolization on outcomes of carotid body
Iturriaga, "Contribution of inflammation on carotid body
chemosensory potentiation induced by intermittent hypoxia," Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol.
Arterial chemoreceptors in the carotid body
play an important physiological role in the chemotransduction of chemical changes in the arterial blood, which is essential to elicit the chemoreflex for rapid adjustment of respiratory and cardiovascular activities to maintain blood gases and pH homeostasis.
Researchers of University of Bristol found that by removing the carotid body
connection to the brain in rodents with high blood pressure, blood pressure fell and remained low.
KEY WORDS: Carotid Body
Tumor; Carotid Arteries; Cranial Nerve Diseases.
Researchers working in genetics, oncology, biology, biochemistry, pediatrics, neuroscience, and other sciences in North America, Europe, and Australia address vascularization, ARD hydroxylation, hypoxia-inducible factor transcription factors, iron and oxygen homeostasis, mechanisms that lead to cell injury and morbidity or adaption and survival, mitochondria, molecular imaging, AMP-activated protein kinase, oxygen sensing in the carotid body
, DNA modifications, and other topics.
tumors are rare, benign, vascular, slow growing and invasive to adjacent structures.
These cells occur in several body locations such as the carotid body
, aortic body, nodose ganglion of the vagus nerve, ciliary ganglion in the orbit, pancreas, bodies on the internal jugular vein below the ear, and glomus jugulare located at the recurrent branch of the glossopharyangeal nerve (CAPEN, 2002; 2007).
Carotid chemodectomas are called paragangliomas or carotid body
tumors (Fig 1).
The physiologic benefits of supplemental oxygen are understood: It promotes oxygen supply to the body's tissues and inhibits activity of the carotid body
, which monitors oxygen levels in the blood, explained Dr.