Multicentric Chemodectomata at High Altitude

  • SD Nathanson
  • H Gaylis

Abstract

Multicentric chemodectomata in the right glomus intravagale and both carotid bodies were excised from a 74year-old woman. These are rare tumours. The patient was born and lived at an altitude of 1 800 m above sea level. The effects of altitude and chronic hypoxia on the carotid bodies are discussed. Some chemodectomata may, in fact, be extreme examples of hypoxia - induced hyperplasia of chemoreceptor tissue.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1715. (1974)

Author Biographies

SD Nathanson
Department of Surgery, Johannesburg Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
H Gaylis
Department of Surgery, Johannesburg Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Published
2018-04-07
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135