Paragangliomas are rare, benign vascular tumours that can present in the head and neck region with a wide clinical spectrum. The clinical presentation and management approaches are examined from a Jamaican perspective.
Objective: Paragangliomas are slow-growing tumours that present with varied clinical spectra. Early recognition is paramount in achieving reduced morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of data regarding head and neck paragangliomas (HNPGs) in the Caribbean literature. This study aimed to reflect the clinical experience in the management of HNPGs at two Jamaican tertiary referral centres: the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).
Vascular injuries from penetrating trauma to the base of the neck are accompanied by significant morbidity and potential mortality. These injuries require several diagnostic adjuncts in order to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Herein reported is the case of a patient who sustained penetrating injury to the thoracic inlet but had a fortuitous anomaly that prevented vascular injury and its attendant complications.
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