The appearance was consistent with a glomus jugulare tumor
with the differential diagnosis including other paragangliomas such as carotid body or intravagal tumor, schwannoma, meningioma, metastasis, and much less likely entities such as parotid tumor or epidermoid cyst.
This article describes the presentation of a cholesterol granuloma in a patient with a paraganglioma, or glomus jugulare tumor
Approximately 80% of these tumors are either carotid body tumors or glomus jugulare tumors
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected a l5-mm (maximum mediolateral diameter) vestibular schwannoma on the right (figure 1, A), and computed tomography (CT) identified a Fisch type D glomus jugulare tumor
on the left (figure 1, B).
Temporal bone chondrosarcomas have been mistaken for multiple sclerosis, glomus jugulare tumors
, meningiomas, and chordomas.
Glomus jugulare tumors
grow along the jugular vein, eroding the bones of the skull, where nerves are located.
suggest a new approach to tackling complex glomus jugulare tumors
that was successful in a majority of 43 cases they analyzed.
1) In many of the reported cases, jugular fossa meningiomas mimicked glomus jugulare tumors
and lower cranial nerve neuromas.
On our first meeting we discussed the treatment of aspiration from pharyngeal paralysis with large glomus jugulare tumors