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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Inclusion in quiz mode: Dermal and subcutaneous growths Types of neoplasia Soft tissue tumor. Salt and pepper appearance is seen on both T1 and T2 weighted sequences; the tmipanico representing blood products from hemorrhage or slow flow and the pepper representing flow voids due to high vascularity. Lesion is infiltrating the yugulag bulb and inferiorly extending into the proximal jugular vein.

Although most cervical paragangliomas e. Head and neck imaging. 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.

Case Discussion The most common tumor to develop in the jugular foramen is a paraganglioma glomus jugulare.

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Neuroendocrine tumor Paraganglioma Pheochromocytoma. Additionally a number of patterns of cranial nerve palsies have been described due to involvement of the nerves at the jugular foramen. Thecoma Leydig cell tumor.

Glomus tumor

The lesion is causing destruction and widening of the jugular foramen. Figure 2 A coronal reconstruction of the middle ear cavity. Multiple lesions are slightly more common in males. The relative prevalence of glomus jugulare with respect to other head and neck paraganglioma varies from publication to publication and depending on definition of the terms jugulare, tympanicum and jugulotympanicum.


Imaging studies yugularr necessary to depict the location and extent of tumor involvement, to help determine the surgical approach, and to predict operative morbidity and mortality. Early draining veins are also noted due to intra-tumoural shunting 4.

Case 5 Case 5. D ICD – This assessment largely governs the surgical approach. Gonadal tumors, paraganglioma, and glomus ICD-O The probable misdiagnosis of many of these lesions as hemangiomas or venous malformations also makes an accurate assessment of incidence difficult. Case Glomus tympanicum Author s. Surgery is the treatment of choice and if complete resection is achieved a cure can be expected.

Glomus tumors are usually solitary and small lesions. Glomus tympanicum and glomus jugulare tumours. Edit article Share article View revision history. A CT scan with thin sections of temporal bone detail is the best method for demonstrating yugulra margins of the jugular fossa 3. Full screen case with hidden diagnosis.

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Unable to process the form. Paragangliomas in the skull base are ubiquitous in their distribution and arise from paraganglia or glomus cells situated at the following sites: Imaging findings in schwannomas of the jugular foramen. Glomus jugulare or tympanicum? To formulate an effective treatment plan, the radiologist has to provide information regarding the site jugulare or tympanicumand the extent and vascularity of the tumour 2. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.

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Angiography is no longer mandatory, but it should be used for preoperative evaluation of selected cases when embolisation can assist the surgeon by reducing the blood supply to a large tumour 3. Granulosa cell tumour Sertoli cell tumour Sex cord tumour with annular tubules.

Glomus jugulare paraganglioma Temporal bone destructive lesions differential. Check for errors and try again. 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. Paragangliomas in the skull base are ubiquitous in their distribution and arise from paraganglia or glomus cells situated at the following sites:. A myringotomy and biopsy are to be usually avoided 2.

The meso-tympanic mass, the margins of which are visible atcan be identified as a glomus tympanicum tumour. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.

Patients with tumours in the middle ear present with tinnitus and deafness. Angiography demonstrates an intense tumor blush, with the most common feeding vessel being the ascending pharyngeal 3. Most agree however that they are more common than glomus vagale 3. Hugular a glomus tympanicum is diagnosed, no further imaging is necessary. Thank you tinpanico updating your details. When significant involvement is present then the lesion may cause pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss.

Tumours are locally infiltrating, and may rarely metastasize 4. This fluid is indistinguishable from the tumour when seen on CT scans 3.