Glomus tympanicum paraganglioma

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Pulsatile tinnitus and conductive hearing loss.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Enhanced soft tissue mass, measuring 5×4mm, is seen lateral to the cochlear promontory at the right side. Eustachian tube, cochlea and semicircle canals are intact. Ossicles are not destroyed. Surrounding bony destruction is not seen. Jugular bulb is intact.

Case Discussion

Findings are comopatible with glomus tympanicum (paraganglioma) which is the most common middle ear tumor

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Case information

rID: 54275
Published: 1st Jul 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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