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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Case Discussion The most common tumor to develop in the jugular foramen is a paraganglioma glomus jugulare. Tumours may be bilateral, and other tumours such as carotid body tumours may coexist.

Glomus jugulare or tympanicum? A contrast enhanced helical CT scan was performed, acquired axially at isometric 0. Treatment is essentially the same. Early draining veins are also noted due to intra-tumoural shunting 4.

A CT scan with thin sections of temporal bone detail is the best method for demonstrating the margins of the jugular fossa 3. Imaging jugulotympanic glomus tumours.

Retrieved from ” https: In rare cases, the tumors may present in other body areas, such as the gastric antrum or glans penis. The glomus jugulare can present with lower cranial nerve lesions, yugulsr mass in the upper part of the neck, and symptoms and signs of intracranial spread in addition to tinnitus and deafness 1.


An axial scan using a contrast showing a soft tissue mass arising from the promontory. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

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Thecoma Leydig cell tumor. Log in Sign up. Jugular schwannoma Jugular schwannoma. Final Diagnosis Glomus tympanicum tumour.

Glomus tumor

Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour Luteoma. Patients with tumours in the g,omus ear present with tinnitus and deafness. Tumours are locally infiltrating, and may rarely metastasize 4. Neuroendocrine tumor Paraganglioma Pheochromocytoma. Eventually as the tumor enlarges the jugular spine is eroded and the mass extends into the middle earas well as inferiorly into the infratemporal fossa. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. Discussion Glmous tumours at the level temporal bone may arise from non-chromaffin para ganglia or glomus bodies, located in the adventitia of the dome of the jugular bulb, along the course of the tympanic branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve jugular fossa to promontory in the middle earor along the course of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve jugular fossa to descending portion of the facial nerve.

You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. CT is excellent at assessing the integrity of the ossicles and bony labyrinth 3.


Surgical excision is the preferred method of treatment for benign glomus tumors. The probable misdiagnosis of many of these lesions as hemangiomas or venous malformations also makes an accurate assessment of incidence difficult.

Solitary glomus tumors, particularly subungual lesions, are more common in females than in males. Glomus jugulare paraganglioma Temporal bone destructive lesions differential. Histologically, glomus tumors are made up of an afferent arteriole, anastomotic vessel, and collecting venule.

For a full list of differentials see the article on jugular fossa masses. Case 2 Case 2. Imaging Findings The patient presented with pulsatile tinnitus in the right ear, which she had had for a few years.

Glomus tumor – Wikipedia

When significant involvement is present then the lesion may cause pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss. Dermal and subcutaneous growths Types of neoplasia Soft tissue tumor. Multiple lesions are slightly more common in males. From the archives of the AFIP.

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