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Rwanda Medical Journal
Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)
ISSN: 2079-097X
EISSN: 2079-097X
Vol. 76, No. 2, 2019, pp. 1-3
Bioline Code: rw19006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Rwanda Medical Journal, Vol. 76, No. 2, 2019, pp. 1-3

 en Carotid Body Tumor Excision in a Limited Resource Setting
Nyabyenda, V.; Tuyishimire, G.; Gasana, E. & Shaye, D. A.


The management of carotid body tumors has been well described with the assumption that significant diagnostic and surgical resources are readily at hand. For most patients with these tumors, however, surgical resources remain limited. In this case study, we describe the successful surgical management of a carotid body tumor at Rwanda’s University Teaching Hospital despite the lack of certain resources.

Carotid Body Tumors; Paragangliomas; Chemoreceptors; Catecholamines; limited resource settings

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