Glomus vagale tumour

Case contributed by Dr Ashwin M Polnaya

Presentation

History of change in voice for one year. On examination, right vocal cord palsy.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Male
CT

CT revealed a well defined enhancing mass lesion in the right carotid space displacing and compressing the carotid vessels.

DSA (angiography)

Angiography revealed a well enhancing mass with main feeders from the ascending pharyngeal and posterior auricular artery, consistent with a glomus vagale tumour.

Case Discussion

Selective preoperative embolization of the main feeders was performed.

Postoperative histopathological evaluation revealed glomangiomatosis tumour arising from the vagus nerve.

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Case information

rID: 5926
Case created: 30th Mar 2009
Last edited: 1st Jun 2016
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