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June 1950

TUMOR OF THE GLOMUS JUGULARIS

Author Affiliations

SCHENECTADY, N. Y.
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Albany Medical College and Albany Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(6):925-927. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020951012
Abstract

Tumors of the glomus jugularis have only recently been recognized, and few cases have been reported. A brief review of the literature, summary of the clinical characteristics and the presentation of an additional case are the purpose of this report.

REVIEW OF LITERATURE  Guild1 in 1941 reported his discovery in the temporal bone of a minute structure, which he termed glomus jugularis. It is histologically identical with the carotid body and is situated in the adventitia of the dome of the jugular bulb covered by the bone of the hypotympanum. Its innervation and blood supply are the glossopharyngeal nerve and ascending pharyngeal artery. In this respect also it is similar to the carotid body, which has the same blood and nerve supply.Rosenwasser2 in 1945 made the first report of a tumor of the glomus jugularis. Additional cases have since been reported by Kipkie,3 Le Compte and associates,4

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