History of Presentation

69-year-old man who was recently found to have a left carotid body tumor measuring 3.0 cm in greatest diameter on CT scan. He has no prior history of carotid stenosis stroke TIA or transient visual blindness. He does not smoke.

Seen by general surgery – Given the recurrent alcoholic pancreatitis, deferred intervention for the pseudocyst. Deemed pseudoaneurysm to be high risk given embedment within the pseudocyst. Can’t approach surgically.