Zubair Anwar

Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre Karachi, Pakistan


  • Research   
    Carotid Body Tumor: Experience at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Pakistan
    Author(s): Zafar Mahmood*, Zubair Anwar, Ahmad Nawaz Ahmad, S.M Hammad Raza, Asif Ali Arain, Sohail Tirmizi and Aqsa Mukhtar

    Introduction: To assess the clinical and pathological characteristics associated with the carotid body tumor in Pakistani population. Methodology: This retrospective study was conducted in the ENT and Head and Neck Surgery department, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. Medical records of patients with carotid body tumor from 2000 to 2008 were retrieved after taking ethical approval. The sampling technique was non probability convenient. Results: During this duration a total of 16 patients with symptoms consistent with a carotid body tumor were admitted. 10 (62.5%) were female and six (37.5%) were male. Mean age (SD) was 42 (10.9) years. All patients have unilateral tumors. 12 (75%) patients had tumors on the right side while 4 (25%) patients had it on the left side. On MRI four (25%) patients were reported as Shamblin I, six (37.5%) as Shamblin type II and six (37.5%) as Sha.. Read More»

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