Elective shunt use for easy resection of a carotid body tumor

Sunar H., Keles C., Besirli K.

VASCULAR, cilt.16, ss.41-43, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2310/6670.2008.00010
  • Dergi Adı: VASCULAR
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.41-43


Carotid body tumor resection has the potential hazards of hemorrhage, cranial nerve palsy, and cerebrovascular accident. The control of intraoperative bleeding during manipulation of the tumor is a critical issue for safe resection. In the presented case with a carotid body tumor, the Shamblin II, a carotid shunt with a dual balloon was used electively. The aim of shunt use was partial isolation of the tumor from carotid arterial circulation in a short time only. Shunt use may facilitate safe and easy resection.