Glomus jugulare tumour - CT and MRI findings

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Investigation of right Bell palsy

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Permeative destructive lesion in right petrous bone arising at the upper portion of the jugular bulb extending anteriorly to the carotid canal. Interestingly the facial nerve canal (vertical portion) seems intact.

Enhancing mass with salt and pepper appearance on T2 arises from the upper jugular bulb extending into the petrous bone.

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Case information

rID: 34078
Case created: 3rd Feb 2015
Last edited: 21st Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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