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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The first and the most important assessment when a jugulo tympanic tumour is suspected is the state of the jugular fossa.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Case 5 Case 5. From the archives of the AFIP.

Intensely enhancing hyperdense lesion is seen involving the left jugular foramen, measuring approximately 3. Coronal reconstruction of middle ear cavity. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. Glomus tumors are usually solitary and small lesions. An intact jugular fossa and the demonstration of a clear air boundary between the tumour mass and the jugular bulb helps immediately identify the lesion as a glomus tympanicum and almost excludes the existence of a glomus jugulare completely 1, glomux.

Glomus jugulare tumours are defined according to location i. Case with hidden diagnosis. Case 3 Case 3.

Histologically, glomus tumors are made up of lgomus afferent arteriole, anastomotic vessel, and collecting venule.

CT is excellent at assessing the integrity of the ossicles and bony labyrinth 3. Jugular schwannoma Jugular schwannoma. These tumours are seen in adults, typically between 40 and 60 years of age, with a moderate female predilection 3.


The American Journal of Surgical Pathology. An axial scan using a contrast showing a soft tissue mass arising from the promontory. 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.

Endolymphatic sac tumor Endolymphatic sac tumor. Surgical excision is the preferred method of treatment for benign glomus tumors. A coronal reconstruction showing the glomus tympanicum within the middle ear. While it is a rare tumor, it is the most common of the jugular fossa tumours. Articles Cases Courses Quiz.

Dermal and subcutaneous growths Types of neoplasia Soft tissue tumor. Check for errors and try again. Early draining veins are also noted due to intra-tumoural shunting 4. Thecoma Leydig cell tumor.

The most common adverse effect is pain, which is usually associated with solitary lesions.

Glomus tumor

CT may not be totally reliable for assessing whether the tumour has arisen from the jugular fossa or from the middle glonus in the following situations: Also erosion of the caroticojugular spine between the carotid canal and jugular fossa may be present Phelp sign.

Gonadal tumors, paraganglioma, and glomus ICD-O Otoscopy results can be misleading. Uygular one report, a patient with more than glomus tumors had thrombocytopenia as a result of platelet sequestration i. GD MRI is useful in the above situations and also helps to assess the intracranial extension and the relation of the glomus jugulare to the regional neuro vascular anatomy 2, 3. Log in Sign up.


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Lesion is infiltrating the jugular bulb and inferiorly extending into the proximal jugular vein. Surgery is the treatment of choice and if complete resection glomud achieved a cure can be expected. Multiple glomus tumors develop 11—15 glomhs earlier than single lesions; about one third of the cases of multiple tumors occur in those younger than 20 years. Multiple tumors are less likely to be painful. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. Vascular tissue neoplasm Glomus tumor Glomangiosarcoma.

Paragangliomas of the jugular bulb and carotid body: A CT scan can demonstrate a soft tissue mass in the middle ear and its position relative to patterns of bone yugulaf. Their clinical presentation results from expansion into the areas around the site of origin. Angiography also has a role to play in preoperative embolisation, which is typically carried out days prior to surgery, however care must be taken to fully evaluate feeding vessels.

The relative prevalence of glomus jugulare with respect to other head and yugulaar paraganglioma varies from publication to publication and depending on definition of the terms jugulare, tympanicum and jugulotympanicum.

Figure 2 A coronal reconstruction of the middle ear cavity.