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Glomus Tumour

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A patient presents with bleeding from the ear pain tinnitus and progressive deafness. On examination, there is a red swelling behind the intact tympanic membrane which blanches on pressure with pneumatic speculum. Management includes all except: [AIIMS Nov. 11]



A Radiotherapy

B Surgery

C Interferons

D Preoperative embolization

Ans. C Interferons

Patient presenting with progressive deafness, tinnitus and bleeding from ear

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Red swelling behind the intact tympanic membrane (. rising sun sign)

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Swelling blanches on pressure with pneumatic speculum (. Brown's sign)

Indicate Glomus tumor as the diagnosis

Management options for Glomus tumor

Surgery

Radiotherapy

Embolization

Microsurgical total tumor removal is the

TOC

Does not cure the tumor

Reduces the vascularity of tumor and arrests its growth

Used for

- Inoperable tumor

- Residual tumor

- Recurrences after surgery

- Elderly patients

Pre-operative embolization after digital substraction angiography, reduces the vascularity of the tumor prior to surgery

Used as sole treatment in inoperable cases who have received prior radiotherapy

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