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. CT temporal bone and MRI internal auditory canal: 4 mm soft tissue mass along the right cochlear promontory consistent with a glomus tympanicum. 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.

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Glomus tumor

Glomus tumors have been associated with changes mutations in a gene responsible for the enzyme succinate dehydrogenase SDHD. The main treatment is surgery. Normally, these uygular respond to changes in body temperature or blood pressure. The role of radiation therapy in the treatment of glomus jugulare tumors. The follow-up time ranged from 14 to 50 months median of 27 months.

Glomus jugulare tumor

A review of 46 patients treated during a year period. Another patient that was treated previously with external beam radiotherapy experienced transient ipsilateral vocal cord paresis that resolved after 8 months.

Chemodectoma, glomus jugulare tumor, radiosurgery. Radiosurgery play a relevant role as a therapeutic option in these tumors and its use has grown in popularity. Congenital glomus tumors yugukar rare; they are plaquelike in appearance and are considered a variant of multiple glomus tumors.


Glomus jugulare tumors of the temporal bone. These tumors tend to have a bluish discoloration, although a whitish appearance may also be noted.

Glomus tumor – Wikipedia

Of these series, five used Gamma Knife and three used linear accelerator as a therapeutic approach, describing a total of patients. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. Angiography demonstrates an intense tumor blush, with the most common feeding vessel being the ascending pharyngeal 3.

Criteria, treatment, and outcome. A clinical study of 69 patients. Solitary glomus tumors, particularly subungual lesions, are more yugulaar in females than in males.

A glomus tumor also known as a “solitary glomus tumor,” [1] “solid 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. One patient experienced 5 th cranial nerve palsy 6 months glomsu treatment, which resolved after a few months.

Vascular tissue neoplasm Glomus tumor Glomangiosarcoma.

Preoperative embolization can reduce intraoperative blood loss and help to reduce the surgical time, but has no influence on the decrease of the incidence of postoperative neurological deficit and hospitalization time.


Paragangliomas gllmus the head and neck: The authors selected recent studies from groups or institutions that have tradition of publish articles.

Radiation therapy for paragangliomas of the temporal bone. Efficacy and safety of stereotactic radiosurgery for glomus jugulare tumors.

Radiographics full text [ pubmed citation ] 4. Technol Cancer Res Treat. In rare cases, the tumors may present in other body areas, such as the gastric antrum or glans penis.

The most common adverse effect is pain, which is usually associated with solitary lesions. In a recently published meta-analysis study, 19 case yugullar of radiosurgery were identified for GJT, using Gamma Knife, linear accelerator and CyberKnife, out of a total of patients. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One patient experienced a transient vertigo, and a second suffered acute gastrointestinal upset and developed a transient lower cranial nerves neuropathy.

FAQ Frequently asked questions Display options. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery of the glomus jugulare tumour: