glomus jugulare tumor

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glo·mus ju·gu·la·re tu·mor

a glomus tumor arising from the jugular glomus and usually presenting initially in the hypotympanum.


A relatively rare, usually benign neoplasm originating in the chemoreceptor tissue of the carotid body, glomus jugulare, and aortic bodies.
Compare: paraganglioma
Synonym(s): glomus jugulare tumor.
[chemo- + G. dektēs, receiver, fr. dechomai, to receive, + -oma, tumor]
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Caring for patients with glomus jugulare tumors presents unique challenges from both neurosurgical and nursing perspectives.
Presenting symptoms of glomus jugulare tumors depend upon the precise location and extent of the lesion and commonly include hearing loss, pulsatile tinnitus, and dizziness, as well as various combinations of lower cranial nerve (CN) palsies, specifically of IX, X, XI, and XII.
Successful resection of glomus jugulare tumors requires an extensive battery of preoperative testing because of the complicated anatomy of the skull base.
Should a tracheotomy be deemed necessary, however, it is important for nursing staff to be aware that cerebral venous return is frequently affected with resection of glomus jugulare tumors.
1) Glomus jugulare tumors arise from glomus bodies or paraganglionic tissue in the adventitia of the jugular bulb, usually in relation to the auricular branches of the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves.
Management options for both vestibular schwannomas and glomus jugulare tumors include observation, surgery, and radiotherapy.