Baroreflex dysfunction after nasopharyngectomy and bilateral carotid isolation

H. Thomas Lee, Jimmy Brown, Willard E. Fee

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Baroreflex dysfunction (BRD) is an uncommon but perplexing clinical entity that occurs after an operation performed in the head and neck. Cases of BRD have occasionally been reported after bilateral carotid endarterectomies1-3 and in rare brain-stem tumors.4,5 We describe, for the first time to our knowledge, BRD in a patient after nasopharyngectomy and bilateral carotid isolation for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-437
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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