Bilateral aberrant internal carotid artery

March 1, 2010     Christopher Y. Chang, MD

Fistula between the carotid artery and larynx in a 67-year-old man

July 31, 2009     Dary J. Costa, MD, Mark A. Varvares, MD, and B. Kirke Bieneman, MD

Endoscopic view of the carotid artery appearing as a sphenoid sinus mass

July 31, 2009     Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Retropharyngeal carotid artery

October 31, 2007     Sofia Avitia, MD, Jason Hamilton, MD, and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting as an isolated extranodal mass of the carotid sheath: A case report

September 30, 2007    

Lisa Lee, MD;
Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS;
Doris Lin, MD


Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare, benign granulomatous disease that typically presents with massive cervical lymphadenopathy. In less than 50% of cases, other soft-tissue manifestations may also be found in the head and neck. Rosai-Dorfman disease can be difficult to diagnose because of its rarity and its ability to mimic, both clinically and radiologically, more common diseases such as lymphoma. The histopathologic diagnosis can also be difficult to make, particularly when the disease exhibits extranodal manifestations. We present a case of isolated extranodal Rosai-Dorfman disease involving the carotid sheath, without the typical massive adenopathy.

Solitary fibrous tumor of the carotid sheath

June 30, 2006     Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Styloid-carotid artery syndrome

April 1, 2006     Sofia Avitia, MD; Jason Hamilton, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Radiation-induced carotid artery stenosis

March 1, 2006     Sofia Avitia, MD; Jason Hamilton, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Anomalous course of the carotid arteries in the retropharyngeal space poses a surgical risk

May 31, 2005     Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; David Kirsch, MD; Rafael Rojas, MD

Pitfalls in imaging: Differentiating intravagal and carotid body paragangliomas

May 31, 2005     Julie Thorp Kerr, MD; Vincent D. Eusterman, DDS, MD; Stephen M. Yoest, MD; Charles A. Andersen, MD
We report a case of an intravagal paraganglioma and a case of a carotid body tumor to illustrate a variable presentation of the former in which it mimicked the latter on preoperative imaging. The atypical imaging features of the intravagal paraganglioma included inferior extension to the level of the carotid bifurcation and splaying of the internal and external carotid arteries, features that are similar to those seen in a case of carotid body paraganglioma. Proper differentiation of these lesions permits more appropriate preoperative counseling and surgical preparation. When using magnetic resonance angiography rather than catheter angiography, we advocate the inclusion of gadolinium contrast and three-dimensional time-of-flight techniques to better demonstrate the position of the tumor relative to the carotid bifurcation.

Cervical schwannoma

April 1, 2005     Jason Hamilton, MD; Ryan Osborne, MD; Sofia Avitia, MD; Helen Xu, MD

Nonpulsatile carotid body tumor in a teenager

March 1, 2005     Ryan F. Osborne, MD
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