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Glomus Tumour

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5 out of 13
 

All are true about glomus jugulare tumors except:[UP 09]



A Common in female

B Causes sensory neural deafness

C It is a disease of infancy

D It invades labyrinth, petrous pyramid and mastoid

Ans. C It is a disease of infancy

Let us see each option separately

Option a - Common in females

It is correct as females are affected five times more than males.

Option b - Causes sensorineural deafness

This is partially correct as glomus tumor leads to mainly conductive type hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is uncommon but can occur if the tumor erodes the dense otic capsule bone and invades the inner ear.

Option c - It is a disease of infancy

This is incorrect as Glomus tumor is seen in middle age (40-50 years)

Option d -It invades labyrinth, petrous pyramid and mastoid.

This is correct

Spread of Glomus Tumor

It can perforate the

tympanic membrane

It can invade labyrinth

petrous pyramid

and mastoid

It can invade jugular

foramen & base of skull causing IXth to XII nerve palsy

Through Eustachian tube it

can spread to nesopharynx

It can spread

intracranially to

posterior and

middle cranial

fossa


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