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 glomus tumor. Glomus tumors are modified smooth muscle cells that control the thermoregulatory function of dermal glomus bodies.

A CT scan can demonstrate a soft tissue mass in the middle ear and its position relative to patterns of bone destruction.

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Glomus tumor Micrograph of a glomus tumor. As stated above, these lesions should not be confused with paragangliomaswhich were formerly also called glomus tumors in now-antiquated clinical usage. Head and neck imaging. Early draining veins are also noted due to intra-tumoural shunting 4. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. Gllmus excision is the preferred method of treatment yugularr benign glomus tumors.


Complications are however not uncommon due to the large number of sensitive structures in the region and include:.

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This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Surgery is the treatment of choice and if complete resection is achieved a cure can be expected. Gonadal tugular, paraganglioma, and glomus ICD-O Multiple lesions are slightly more common in males. Lesion is infiltrating the timpanioc bulb and inferiorly extending into the proximal jugular vein. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.

When significant involvement is present then the lesion may cause pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss. These tumours are seen in adults, typically between 40 and 60 years of age, with a moderate female predilection 3.

Glomus tumor

Indium labelled octreotide accumulates in these tumours due to the presence of receptors for somatostatin, best visualized with SPECT, but requires the tumor to be greater than tipanico. The vast majority are found in the distal extremities, particularly in the hand, wrist, foot, and under golmus fingernails. For a full list of differentials see the article on jugular fossa masses. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions.


Endolymphatic sac tumor Endolymphatic sac tumor. Although most cervical paragangliomas e. Solitary glomus tumors, particularly subungual lesions, are more common in females than in males. Vascular tissue neoplasm Glomus tumor Glomangiosarcoma. Log in Sign up. Intensely enhancing hyperdense lesion is seen involving the left jugular foramen, measuring approximately 3. Glomus tumors are usually solitary and small lesions. The most common tumor to develop in the jugular foramen is a paraganglioma glomus jugulare.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Figure 2 A coronal reconstruction of the middle ear cavity. Paragangliomas in the skull base are ubiquitous in their distribution and arise from paraganglia or glomus cells situated at the following sites:.

This assessment largely governs the surgical approach. CT is excellent at assessing the integrity of the ossicles and bony labyrinth 3. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Case 2 Case 2. Edit article Share article View revision history.