Carotid Body Tumour Excision: A Case Report of Anaesthetic Challenges in A Regional Hospital in South-East Nigeria

  • Fidelis A Onyekwulu
  • Chidiebele S Ikenga
  • Uchenna S Onoh
Keywords: Neck, Paraganglioma, Resection, General anaesthesia


Carotid body tumour is an uncommon tumour with potential to cause marked haemodynamic instability intraoperatively and turbulent post-operative recovery. A carefully planned anaesthesia is very important for a successful peri-operative management.
We report a case of a 44-year-old male that had carotid tumour excision under general anaesthesia. Nitroglycerin was used for hypotensive anaesthesia. Patient was electively ventilated post operatively in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Anaesthetic challenges encountered were discussed

Key words: Neck, Paraganglioma, Resection, General anaesthesia


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