During 2015 and 2016, the senior author (H.S.) operated on 5 patients--3 men and 2 women, aged 38 to 77 years (table)--who had a glomus tympanicum tumor (figure 1).
We describe a method of endoscopic resection of glomus tympanicum tumors in 5 adults who had undergone endoscopic or endoscopyassisted resection.
Figure 6: CECT Axial section showing showing enhancement of the lobulated soft tissue suggestive of glomus tympanicum tumor
in right middle ear.
The patient was diagnosed with a right tympanic paraganglioma (commonly referred to as a glomus tympanicum tumor
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. This applies to both operative and disease-associated morbidities.
(6) Glomus tympanicum tumors are the most common neoplasms of the middle ear.
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.
[Simultaneous occurrence of an acoustic neurinoma and a glomus tympanicum tumor
in a patient.
However, the first clinical impression might be that of another intratympanic vascular mass, such as a paraganglioma or a glomus tympanicum tumor
. The appearance of an aberrant internal carotid artery on high-resolution computed tomography (CT) is characteristic (figure).
These findings are consistent with a diagnosis of a glomus tympanicum tumor
(1) Glomus jugulare and glomus tympanicum tumors
are both found in the temporal bone.