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.
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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.
In the previously reported cases of simultaneous vestibular schwannoma and a glomus jugulare tumor, which occurred in women aged 65 to 79 years, all 3 patients presented with symptoms in one ear only.
With a 15-mm vestibular schwannoma in a right ear with no useful hearing and a Fisch type D glomus jugulare tumor in a left ear with some hearing, our priority was to manage the disease in both ears while preserving the hearing on the left.
They frequently produce hyperostosis and bone thickening, but usually without the bone erosion that glomus jugulare tumors display.
Effects of preoperative embolization on glomus jugulare tumors. Laryngoscope 1989;99:1244-7.