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July 1954

GLOMUS JUGULARE TUMOR: Report from Puerto Rico

Author Affiliations

Head of the Department of Pathology, Bayamon District Charity Hospital (Taveras).; Head of the Department of Otolaryngology, Aguadilla District Charity Hospital (Pérez-Toledo).

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(1):49-54. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010052005

LITTLE is known about tumors of the glomus jugulare (nonchromaffin paraganglioma), a condition which most otologists know only by reference, if at all, but which is not as rare as it is thought to be by Dr. Harry Rosenwasser,* who reported the first case diagnosed as such in 1945 "as a pathologic curiosity." Lately there have been more reports in the periodicals about glomus jugulare tumors, and we believe that it is rather important that one be on the look-out for these cases, some of which might not be as benign as is the general belief of the very few who have seen these cases.

The first man we met who could tell us of personal experience with tumors of the glomus jugulare type was Dr. Jose Gross,† Professor of Otology of the University of Habana School of Medicine, who had had experience with a very malignant case in which

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