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March 1971

Surgery for Large Glomus Jugulare Tumor: The Combined Suboccipital, Transtemporal Approach

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn
From the sections of otolaryngology and neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(3):227-231. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060365001

A glomus jugulare tumor with posterior fossa extension was attacked via a widefield approach. The dissection extended completely around it before tumor removal was begun, which helped to preserve facial nerve and auditory function. A key maneuver was to expose the internal carotid artery beneath the eustachian tube by removing the bone of the external auditory canal. A suboccipital craniotomy was another essential feature of the procedure.

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