Carotid Body Tumour Excision                         Orient Journal of Medicine             Vol 33 [1-2] Jan-June, 2021
CASE REPORT

Carotid Body Tumour Excision: A Case Report of Anaesthetic Challenges in A Regional Hospital in South-East Nigeria  
Fidelis A ONYEKWULU1
Chidiebele S IKENGA1
Uchenna S ONOH2

1Department of Anaesthesia
2Department of Surgery

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital,
Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, NIGERIA

Author for Correspondence
Dr Fidelis A ONYEKWULU
Department of Anaesthesia
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital,
Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, NIGERIA

Phone: +2348065647285
Email: faonyekwulu@yahoo.com

Received: April 10
th, 2020
Accepted: June 15
th,2020

DISCLOSURE
Conflict of interest: Nil
Funding: Nil
ABSTRACT


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