Two synchronous glomus tumors simulating a single mass: glomus vagale and glomus caroticum

Diagn Interv Radiol. 2006 Dec;12(4):177-9.


Glomus tumors, especially with some definitive MR imaging features, are diagnosed easily. However, when two glomus tumors are suspected in one single mass, careful evaluation is necessary. We report one patient with two synchronous glomus tumors, ipsilateral glomus tumor of the carotid body and glomus vagale on the right neck, simulating a single mass.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Aortic Bodies*
  • Carotid Body*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Glomus Tumor / diagnosis*
  • Glomus Tumor / diagnostic imaging
  • Glomus Tumor / pathology
  • Glomus Tumor / surgery
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged