Glomus tympanicum and glomus jugulare tumors

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2001 Oct;34(5):941-70, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0030-6665(05)70356-x.


The ideal management of most paragangliomas is complete surgical excision. Because of technical advances, issues of resectability have given way to issues of functional outcome and postsurgical quality of life. This article reviews the surgical strategy for craniocervical paragangliomas. Intracranial extension, defect reconstruction, and cranial nerve rehabilitation are addressed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Female
  • Glomus Jugulare Tumor / diagnosis*
  • Glomus Jugulare Tumor / therapy
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / therapy
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal / diagnosis*
  • Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal / therapy
  • Prognosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed