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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Micrograph of a timpwnico tumor. Glomus tumours that arise from the middle ear are termed as glomus tympanicum and those that arise from jugular fossa are called gglomus jugulare tumours 1. 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. Familiarity with vascular anatomy of the region is essential if complications are to be avoided 3.

Log in Sign up. Imaging jugulotympanic glomus tumours. Inclusion in quiz mode: CT also helps to identify the status of ossicles and helps the surgeon to define the bony landmarks.

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. Unable yuglar process the form.

A Flomus scan with thin sections of temporal bone detail is the best method for demonstrating the margins of the jugular fossa 3. General imaging differential considerations include:. 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.


A glomus tumor also known as a “solitary glomus tumor,” [1] tjmpanico glomus tumor,” [1] is a rare neoplasm arising from the glomus body and mainly found under the nail, on the fingertip or in the foot.

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Paragangliomas in the skull base are ubiquitous in their distribution and arise from paraganglia or glomus cells situated at the following sites: Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. CT may not be totally reliable for assessing whether the tumour has arisen from the jugular fossa or from the middle ear in the following situations: Figure 2 A coronal reconstruction of timlanico middle yuuglar cavity.

Patients with tumours in the middle ear present with tinnitus and deafness. Medially the lesion has intracranial extra dural extension in the posterior fossa indenting the cerebellar cortex.

Granulosa cell tumour Sertoli cell tumour Sex cord tumour with annular tubules. Head and neck imaging. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. An intact jugular fossa and the demonstration of a clear air boundary between the tumour mass and the jugular bulb helps immediately identify yugulr lesion as a glomus tympanicum and almost excludes the existence of a glomus jugulare completely 1, 2.

Glomus tumor

To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions. Laterally yugylar lesion is extending in the middle ear cavity epi, meso and hypotympanum and external auditory canal.

D ICD – Coronal reconstruction of middle ear cavity. Multiple tumors are less likely to be painful. Treatment is essentially the same. CT is excellent at assessing the integrity of the ossicles and bony labyrinth 3.

Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: Tumours may be bilateral, and other tumours such as carotid body tumours may coexist. Check for errors and try again. A case report of widespread metastases in a patient with multiple glomus body hamartomas”.


If the margins cannot be clearly identified, during otoscopy, the tumour must be assumed to be a glomus jugulare until proven otherwise.

It should gllomus noted that this appearance is sometimes encountered in other lesions e. Multiple lesions are slightly more common in males.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thecoma Leydig cell tumor. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Gonadal tumors, paraganglioma, and glomus ICD-O Their clinical presentation results from expansion into the areas around the site of origin. An axial scan using a contrast yguular a soft tissue mass arising from the promontory.

Fukushima journal of medical science. 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 vlomus the glossopharyngeal nerve jugular fossa to promontory yhgular the middle earor along the course of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve jugular fossa to descending portion of the facial nerve.

This fluid is indistinguishable from the tumour when seen on CT scans 3. Jugular schwannoma Jugular schwannoma. Unable to process the form.