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March 1957

Glomus Jugulare Tumors

Author Affiliations

Newark, N. J.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1957;65(3):263-268. doi:10.1001/archotol.1957.03830210061009

Although glomus jugulare tumor is not very common, it is still sufficiently prevalent not to be considered among those that are rarely encountered. As additional attention is given to this disease, more cases will be uncovered. This is evidenced by the marked increase in the number of cases reported ever since the first report made by Rosenwasser, in 1945,1 including the very early cases as shown by the presence of an intact drum, reported by Davol10 and Strong.12

Definition  Glomus jugulare tumor includes any tumor that affects the glomus bodies which may be found in the following locations:1. Adventitia of the dome of the jugular bulb2. Along the course of the tympanic branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve3. Along the course of, never over, the cochlear promontory4. Along the course of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (Arnold's nerve) as far distal as

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