Glomus tumor was also the name formerly (and incorrectly) used for a tumor now called a paraganglioma. A glomus tumor is a rare neoplasm arising from the. Paragangliomas account for % of all neoplasms in the head and neck region, and about 80% of all paraganglioms are either carotid body tumors or glomus. glomus vagal que tienen una llamativa predilección para las mujeres.9 Base de cráneo y cuello (timpánico, foramen yugular, nervio vago y tumor carotídeo.

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Treatment is essentially the same. A few cases of malignant glomus tumors have been reported; however, they are usually only locally invasive, and metastases are exceedingly rare. Although most cervical paragangliomas e. CT may not timpanlco totally reliable for assessing whether the tumour has arisen from the jugular fossa or from the middle ear in the following situations: Micrograph of a glomus tumor.

These tumors tend to have a bluish discoloration, although a whitish appearance may also be noted. Vogl TJ, Bisdas S. While it is a rare tumor, it is the most common of the jugular fossa tumours. About Blog Go ad-free.


Glomus jugulare tumor | Radiology Case |

Figure yugulwr An axial CT scan of the middle ear. Additionally a number of patterns of cranial nerve palsies have been described due to involvement of the nerves at the jugular foramen.

Otoscopy results can be misleading.

Intensely enhancing hyperdense lesion is seen involving the left jugular foramen, measuring approximately 3. Case 1 Case 1. Glomus tumors are modified smooth muscle cells that control the thermoregulatory function of dermal glomus bodies.

Case Discussion The most common tumor to develop in the jugular foramen is a paraganglioma glomus jugulare. Malignant glomus tumors have been subdivided into three categories based on their histologic appearance: Differential diagnosis of jugular foramen lesions.

Paragangliomas of the head and neck: Neuroendocrine tumor Paraganglioma Pheochromocytoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Play Add to Share View revision history.

There is erosion of the long process of incus, inferior semicircular canal and the basal turn of cochlea and the lateral wall of tympanic segment of facial nerve. Retrieved from ” https: Axial CT scan of middle ear.

Glomus tumor

Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: A glomus tumor also known as a “solitary glomus tumor,” [1] “solid glomus tumor,” [1] is a rare neoplasm arising from the glomus body and mainly found under the nail, on the fingertip or in the foot. Tumours are locally infiltrating, and may rarely metastasize 4.


Elevation of the nail bed can occur. The glomus jugulare can present with lower cranial nerve lesions, a mass in the upper part of the neck, and symptoms and signs of intracranial spread in addition to tinnitus and deafness 1. Gonadal tumors, paraganglioma, and glomus ICD-O Unable to process the form. Glomus tympanicum and glomus jugulare tumours.

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This information is essential for the surgeon since a glomus tympanicum can be removed via the transtympanic route, while a glomus jugulare needs an extensive skull based surgery 1. When significant involvement is present then the lesion may cause pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss. Clinical History A patient presented with pulsatile tinnitus in the right ear, which she had had for a few years.