Disease Information for Glomus jugulare tumor

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Head and Neck Soft Tissue Mass
Lateral Neck Mass
Lump in Cervical Area
Neck Anterior Triangle Mass
Neck Mass
Tender nodules
Hoarseness
Pulsatile tinnitus
Tinnitus
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/Pericytes Glomus cells
CT Scan
CT Scan/Mass, cerebellopontine angle/Head
PET Scan/Head FDDNP abnormal
X-RAY
Xray/Petrous ridge or apex erosion/Head
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Deafness
Jugular foramen syndrome
Paralysis/soft palate
Vocal cord paralysis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Highly vascular tumor/cancer
Process
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
PROCESS/Paraganglioma (ex)
Synonyms
Synonym
Glomus Jugulare Neoplasm, Glomus jugulare tumor, Glomus jugulare tumor (morphologic abnormality), GLOMUS JUGULARE TUMORS, Glomus jugulare tumour, GLOMUS TUMORS FAMILIAL 1, Jugular paraganglioma, Jugulare Tumor Glomus, Jugulare Tumors Glomus, Jugulotympanic Paraganglioma, Neoplasm of glomus jugulare, Neoplasm of glomus jugulare (disorder), Neoplasm of the Glomus Jugulare, Tumor Glomus Jugulare, Tumor of Glomus Jugulare, Tumor of the Glomus Jugulare, Tumors Glomus Jugulare, Synonym/Glomerocytoma tympanicum, Synonym/Glomus tympanicum tumor
Treatment
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Other Treatments
TX/Radiotherapy.
Definition

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; Carotid Sinus Syncope can occur secondary; 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)--

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