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Metastases of Glomus Jugulare Tumors

Metastases of Glomus Jugulare Tumors Abstract Introduction THE GLOMUS JUGULARE, a normal structure first described by Guild,3 lies in the dome of the jugular bulb just below the floor of the middle ear. The "glomus" is quite small, 0.5 × 0.25 mm, and is composed of nonchromaffin staining paraganglia cells arranged in an organoid pattern. No physiological function has yet been proved, but neoplasms of this tissue are the most frequent type of middle ear tumor12 and were first described by Rossenwasser.9 Much confusion as to the nomenclature, clinical signs and symptoms, instance of metastases, and proper therapy of these tumors remains. The purpose of this report is to review the nine cases of glomus tumors with metastases and to record an additional instance of distant spread to the lungs. Material and Methods Medical literature was reviewed for reports on cases of metastatic glomus tumors. The more interesting features of the nine References 1. Alford, B. R., and Guilford, F. R.: Comprehensive Study of Tumors of Glomus Jugulare , Laryngoscope 72:765-787, 1962.Crossref 2. Fanning, J. P.; Woods, F. M.; and Christian, N. J.: Metastatic Carotid Body Tumor—Report of Case with Review of Literature , JAMA 185:49-50, 1963.Crossref 3. Guild, S. R.: Hitherto Unrecognized Structure, Glomus Jugularis in Man , abstracted, Anat Rec 79 ( (suppl 2) ):28, 1941. 4. Hensen, R. A.; Crawford, J. V.; and Cavanaugh, J. B.: Tumors of Glomus Jugulare , J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 16:127-138, 1953.Crossref 5. Hoople, G. D., et al: Histologically Malignant Glomus Jugulare Tumor , Laryngoscope 68:760-765, 1958. 6. Kron, D., et al: Multiple Minute Pulmonary Tumors Resembling Chemodectomas , Amer J Path 37:641-672, 1960. 7. Lattes, R., and Waltner, J. G.: Nonchromaffin Paraganglioma of Middle Ear , Cancer 2:447-468, 1949.Crossref 8. Lederer, F. L., et al: Nonchromaffin Paraganglioma of Head and Neck , Ann Otol 67:305-331, 1958. 9. Rossenwasser, H.: Carotid Body Tumor of Middle Ear and Mastoid , Arch Otolaryng 41:64-67, 1945.Crossref 10. Rossenwasser, H.: Metastasis From Glomus Jugulare Tumors: Discussion of Nomenclature and Therapy , Arch Otolaryng 67:197-203, 1958.Crossref 11. Shambaugh, G. E., Jr.: Surgical Approach for So-Called Glomus Jugulare Tumors of Middle Ear , Trans Amer Laryngol Rhinol Otol Soc , 248-264, 1955. 12. Shapiro, M. J., et al: Technique for Removal of Glomus Jugulare Tumors , Arch Otolaryng 79:219-224, 1964.Crossref 13. Tamari, M. J.; McMahon, R. J.; and Bergindahl, E. H.: Carotid Body-like Tumors of Temporal Bone , Ann Otol 60:350-364, 1951. 14. Winship, T., and Louzan, J.: Tumors of Glomus Jugulare Not Associated With Jugular Vein , Arch Otolaryng 54:378-383, 1951.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

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Abstract

Abstract Introduction THE GLOMUS JUGULARE, a normal structure first described by Guild,3 lies in the dome of the jugular bulb just below the floor of the middle ear. The "glomus" is quite small, 0.5 × 0.25 mm, and is composed of nonchromaffin staining paraganglia cells arranged in an organoid pattern. No physiological function has yet been proved, but neoplasms of this tissue are the most frequent type of middle ear tumor12 and were first described by Rossenwasser.9 Much confusion as to the nomenclature, clinical signs and symptoms, instance of metastases, and proper therapy of these tumors remains. The purpose of this report is to review the nine cases of glomus tumors with metastases and to record an additional instance of distant spread to the lungs. Material and Methods Medical literature was reviewed for reports on cases of metastatic glomus tumors. The more interesting features of the nine References 1. Alford, B. R., and Guilford, F. R.: Comprehensive Study of Tumors of Glomus Jugulare , Laryngoscope 72:765-787, 1962.Crossref 2. Fanning, J. P.; Woods, F. M.; and Christian, N. J.: Metastatic Carotid Body Tumor—Report of Case with Review of Literature , JAMA 185:49-50, 1963.Crossref 3. Guild, S. R.: Hitherto Unrecognized Structure, Glomus Jugularis in Man , abstracted, Anat Rec 79 ( (suppl 2) ):28, 1941. 4. Hensen, R. A.; Crawford, J. V.; and Cavanaugh, J. B.: Tumors of Glomus Jugulare , J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 16:127-138, 1953.Crossref 5. Hoople, G. D., et al: Histologically Malignant Glomus Jugulare Tumor , Laryngoscope 68:760-765, 1958. 6. Kron, D., et al: Multiple Minute Pulmonary Tumors Resembling Chemodectomas , Amer J Path 37:641-672, 1960. 7. Lattes, R., and Waltner, J. G.: Nonchromaffin Paraganglioma of Middle Ear , Cancer 2:447-468, 1949.Crossref 8. Lederer, F. L., et al: Nonchromaffin Paraganglioma of Head and Neck , Ann Otol 67:305-331, 1958. 9. Rossenwasser, H.: Carotid Body Tumor of Middle Ear and Mastoid , Arch Otolaryng 41:64-67, 1945.Crossref 10. Rossenwasser, H.: Metastasis From Glomus Jugulare Tumors: Discussion of Nomenclature and Therapy , Arch Otolaryng 67:197-203, 1958.Crossref 11. Shambaugh, G. E., Jr.: Surgical Approach for So-Called Glomus Jugulare Tumors of Middle Ear , Trans Amer Laryngol Rhinol Otol Soc , 248-264, 1955. 12. Shapiro, M. J., et al: Technique for Removal of Glomus Jugulare Tumors , Arch Otolaryng 79:219-224, 1964.Crossref 13. Tamari, M. J.; McMahon, R. J.; and Bergindahl, E. H.: Carotid Body-like Tumors of Temporal Bone , Ann Otol 60:350-364, 1951. 14. Winship, T., and Louzan, J.: Tumors of Glomus Jugulare Not Associated With Jugular Vein , Arch Otolaryng 54:378-383, 1951.Crossref

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1965

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