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. About Blog Go ad-free. This assessment largely governs the surgical approach.

A case report of widespread metastases in a patient with multiple glomus body hamartomas”. Elevation of the nail bed can occur.

Presentation Middle aged lady presented with sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. The probable misdiagnosis of many of these lesions as hemangiomas or venous malformations also makes an accurate assessment of incidence difficult.

The American Journal of Surgical Pathology. Tumours may be bilateral, and other tumours such as carotid body tumours may coexist. Solitary glomus tumors, particularly subungual lesions, are more common in females than in males. Intensely enhancing hyperdense lesion is seen involving the left jugular foramen, measuring approximately 3. The CT scan revealed a small, enhancing mass in the middle ear cavity, lying against the cochlear promontory, without connection to the jugular fossa.


Glomus tumor Micrograph of a glomus tumor. A Case Report and Review of the Literature”. In one report, a patient with more than glomus tumors had thrombocytopenia as a result of platelet sequestration i.

Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour Luteoma. If the margins cannot be clearly identified, during otoscopy, the tumour must be assumed to be a glomus jugulare until proven otherwise. Clinical History Glojus patient presented yugulqr pulsatile tinnitus in the right ear, which she had had for a few years. InLamba G et al. Dermal and subcutaneous growths Types of neoplasia Soft tissue tumor. An axial scan using a contrast showing a soft tissue mass arising from the promontory.

For a full list of differentials see the article on jugular fossa masses. Vascular tissue neoplasm Glomus tumor Glomangiosarcoma. Multiple lesions are slightly more common in males.

Glomus tympanicum paraganglioma | Radiology Reference Article |

General imaging differential considerations include:. Discussion Glomus 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.

Paragangliomas in the skull base are ubiquitous in their distribution and arise from paraganglia or glomus cells situated at the following sites: Multiple tumors are less likely to be painful.

Glomus tumours that arise from the middle ear are termed as glomus tympanicum and those that arise from jugular fossa are called glomus jugulare tumours 1. Most agree however that they are more common than glomus vagale 3. Paragangliomas of the jugular bulb and carotid body: Imaging studies are necessary to depict the location and extent of tumor involvement, to help determine the surgical approach, and to predict operative morbidity and mortality. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.


Glomus jugulare paraganglioma | Radiology Reference Article |

Glomus tympanicum and glomus timpwnico tumours. Lesion is infiltrating the jugular bulb and inferiorly extending into the proximal jugular vein. Early draining veins are also noted due to intra-tumoural shunting 4. Laterally the lesion is extending in the middle ear cavity epi, meso and hypotympanum and external auditory canal.

Glomus tumor

Thecoma Leydig cell tumor. The meso-tympanic mass, the margins of which are visible atcan be identified as a glomus tympanicum tumour. Case with hidden diagnosis. Gllomus inferiorly there is destruction of the basi occiput and lateral aspect of foramen magnum.

Also erosion of the caroticojugular spine between the carotid glonus and jugular fossa may be present Phelp sign. D ICD – Unable to process the form. CT is excellent at assessing the integrity of the ossicles and bony labyrinth 3.

Histologically, glomus tumors are made up of an afferent arteriole, anastomotic vessel, and collecting venule. Paragangliomas of the head and neck: