Tackling a Troublesome Neck Tumor, Part 2

Removing a carotid body tumor can be tricky. They have many more blood vessels than the usual tumor. Which increases the danger of bleeding. The surgery itself requires dividing the multiple connections to the branches of the carotid artery. The tumor can usually be surgically removed without doing too much damage to the arterial tissue. … Read More

Tackling a Troublesome Neck Tumor, Part 1

The carotid body is small. About the size of an oatmeal flake. And shapeless. You wouldn’t notice it if you weren’t looking for it. But the carotid body is the most vascularized organ in the body. When it grows a tumor there can be trouble. Not because of malignancy which is rare in these tumors. … Read More

Gender Gap in Aortic Repair Compare

Women have enough to worry about.  That’s why TBE regrets having to report on a recent study in the Journal of Vascular Surgery on the outcomes of women undergoing various procedures for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The study compared open surgery and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) for elective and emergency cases. EVAR is a minimally … Read More