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Comprehensive analysis of carotid body tumor complicated with carotid artery by high resolution magnetic resonance vascular wall imaging
SUN Xindong  BAO Haihua 

Cite this article as: SUN X D, BAO H H. Comprehensive analysis of carotid body tumor complicated with carotid artery by high resolution magnetic resonance vascular wall imaging[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(4): 46-50, 94. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.04.009.

[Abstract] Objective To analyze the risk factors of carotid body tumor (CBT) in the plateau area, explore the relationship between carotid body tumor and ipsilateral carotid plaque, discuss the advantages of high resolution vascular wall imaging (HR-VWI) in the diagnosis of CBT and carotid plaque.Materials and Methods A total of 194 patients who underwent HR-VWI examination and had resided in Qinghai region all year round were analyzed. Patients were divided into CBT group and non-CBT group, and the general and clinical data of the two groups were compared. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression were used to analyze the risk factors of CBT. If the ipsilateral CBT was accompanied by carotid plaque, the property and number of plaques were determined, and the relationship between CBT and ipsilateral carotid plaque was analyzed.Results Gender (OR=20.082, 95% CI: 6.661-60.997, P<0.001), Age (OR=0.958, 95% CI: 0.926-0.991, P=0.014), Altitude of residence (OR=1.001, 95% CI: 1.000-1.002, P=0.018), Hemoglobin (OR=1.022, 95% CI: 1.003-1.043, P=0.026), Average hemoglobin concentration (OR=0.936, 95% CI: 0.895-0.979, P=0.004) were risk factors for CBT; CBT will increase the incidence of ipsilateral carotid plaques (χ2=7.260, P<0.05); the incidence of plaque has nothing to do with CBT classification (χ2=1.117, P>0.05); plaque property has nothing to do with the CBT classification (χ2=1.138, P>0.05).Conclusions CBT increases the incidence of ipilateral carotid plaque; HR-VWI can accurately diagnose CBT and carotid plaque.
[Keywords] high altitude;carotid body tumor;carotid artery plaque;magnetic resonance imaging;high-resolution vessel wall imaging;risk factors

SUN Xindong   BAO Haihua*  

Medical Imaging Center, Affiliated Hospital of Qinghai University, Xining 810001, China

Corresponding author: Bao HH, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Construction Project of Provincial Clinical Key Specialty in Qinghai Province.
Received  2022-10-25
Accepted  2023-04-07
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.04.009
Cite this article as: SUN X D, BAO H H. Comprehensive analysis of carotid body tumor complicated with carotid artery by high resolution magnetic resonance vascular wall imaging[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(4): 46-50, 94. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.04.009.

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