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November 1958


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;68(5):641-648. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020663016

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Multicentric Glomus Tumor: Report of a Case.Richard A. Buckingham, M.D., and (by invitation), Loris Perrelli, M.D., and Kenje Aimi, M.D.  Glomus tumors occur at one or more of several sites in the body where normal nonchromaffin paraganglial tissue exists. These places are the aortic body, the carotid body, the jugular foramen, and the glomera jugularia of the middle ear as described by Guild.Histologically, the glomus tumor, or carotid body tumor, resembles the normal accumulation of nonchromaffin paraganglial tissue. There is no histological evidence of malignancy. However, as is known, these tumors enlarge and will cause death eventually by invading vital structures.The authors present a case where a small, 3 mm., glomus jugulare tumor was found in the middle ear. It was found to be a completely separate independent lesion. In addition, there was evidence of a large jugular foramen lesion because of the 9th, 10th, 11th, and

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