Four of these patients had a carotid body tumor, 2 had a glomus tympanicum tumor, and 3 had a glomus vagale tumor (table).
For elderly patients in particular, treatment decisions must take into account concomitant diseases, the many potential morbidities of surgery, and the impact of these factors on the patient's postoperative quality of life, especially for those patients with a glomus tympanicum tumor.
6) Glomus tympanicum tumors are the most common neoplasms of the middle ear.
Multiple tumors are most often associated with carotid body tumors and least often with glomus tympanicum tumors.
Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed findings consistent with a glomus tympanicum tumor (figure).
Glomus tympanicum tumors are benign, highly vascular masses that typically arise from glomus bodies on the cochlear promontory.
Glomus tympanicum tumors are the most common primary neoplasms of the middle ear.