Glomus Jugulare Tumor


Glomus Jugulare Tumors

Glomus Tumors, Familial, 1

Jugulare Tumor, Glomus

Jugulare Tumors, Glomus

Tumor, Glomus Jugulare

Tumors, Glomus Jugulare

A paraganglioma involving the glomus jugulare, a microscopic collection of chemoreceptor tissue in the adventitia of the bulb of the jugular vein. It may cause paralysis of the vocal cords, attacks of dizziness, blackouts, and nystagmus. It is not resectable but radiation therapy is effective. It regresses slowly, but permanent control is regularly achieved. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, pp1603-4)