Glomus vagale tumor

Case contributed by Dr Ashwin M Polnaya


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

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Male

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 tumor.

Case Discussion

Selective preoperative embolization of the main feeders was performed.

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

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Case information

rID: 5926
Published: 30th Mar 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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