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Glomus Tumour

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True about Glomus jugulare tumor:[PGI June 11]



A Most common in male

B Arises from non-chromaffin cells

C Lymph node metastasis seen

D Multicentric

E Pulsatile tinnitus and conductive type of hearing loss seen

Ans. B D and E Arises from non-chromaffin cells; Multicentric; and Fluctuating tinnitus and conductive type of hearing loss seen

Explanation

a. Glomus tumor is more common in females.

b. Glomus tumor is also referred to as chemodectomy or nonchromaffin paraganglion.

c. Glomus tumor is a benign tumor, therefore lymph node metastats is not present.

d. Multicentric tumors are found in 3-10% of sporadic cases and in 25-50% of familial cases.

e. Fluctuating (Pulsatile) tinnitus and conductive hearing loss are the earliest symptoms of glomus tumor.

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