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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Glomus tumor

Additionally a number of patterns of cranial nerve palsies have been described due to involvement of the nerves at the jugular foramen. Differential diagnosis of jugular foramen lesions. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat A contrast enhanced helical CT scan was performed, acquired axially at isometric 0. Growth of these tumor is in a number of directions. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology.

Also erosion of the caroticojugular spine between the carotid canal and jugular fossa may be present Phelp sign. It should be noted that this appearance is sometimes encountered in other lesions e. 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.

Presentation Middle aged lady presented with sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. Paragangliomas of the jugular bulb and carotid body: Inclusion in quiz mode: Surgical excision is the preferred method of treatment for benign glomus tumors.


InLamba G et al. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. Glomus jugulare or tympanicum? Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Tumours are locally infiltrating, and may rarely metastasize 4.

Glomus tympanicum and glomus jugulare tumours. The meso-tympanic mass, the margins of which are visible atcan be identified as a glomus tympanicum tumour.

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Final Diagnosis Glomus tympanicum tumour. This fluid is indistinguishable from the tumour when seen on CT scans 3. When significant involvement is present then the lesion may cause pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss. Log in Sign up. Infobox medical condition new. Coronal reconstruction of middle ear cavity. Glomus jugulare Glomus jugulare tumours Glomus jugulare tumor Glomus jugulare tumors Glomus jugulare paragangliomas. Glomus tumors are modified smooth muscle cells that control the thermoregulatory function of dermal glomus bodies.

In rare cases, the tumors may present in other body areas, such as the gastric antrum or glans penis. Treatment is essentially the same.

golmus Imaging findings in schwannomas of the jugular foramen. Glomus tumors are usually solitary and small lesions. Familial glomangiomas have been associated with a variety of deletions in the GLMN glomulin gene, and are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, with incomplete penetrance. While it is a rare tumor, it is the most common of the jugular fossa tumours. Views Read Edit View history. If the margins cannot be clearly identified, during otoscopy, the tumour must be assumed to be a glomus jugulare until proven otherwise.


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Figure 2 A coronal reconstruction of the middle ear cavity. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. Endolymphatic sac tumor Endolymphatic sac tumor.

CT is excellent at assessing the integrity of the ossicles and bony labyrinth 3. A case report of widespread metastases in a patient with multiple glomus body hamartomas”. Dermal and subcutaneous growths Types of neoplasia Soft tissue tumor. Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour Luteoma.

An otoscopic examination of the right ear revealed a well defined mesotympanic mass, and the left ear was found to be normal. Yugullar a glomus tympanicum is diagnosed, no further imaging is necessary. Discussion Glomus tumours at the level temporal bone may arise from non-chromaffin para tugular 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.

Solitary glomus tumors, particularly subungual lesions, are more common in females than in males.