Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2012 , Vol 15, Issue 3
Alptekin TOSUN
Giresun Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı GİRESUN Glomus jugulare tumors are arising from the jugulare bulb in the jugular foramen of the temporal bone and may spread to the middle ear. Glomus jugulare is a rare and highly vascular neural residue tumors that have benign features and grouped in the glomus tumors. Glomus caroticum, glomus vagale, glomus tympanicum and glomus jugulare both are inside this disease group also called as paraganglioma or chemodectoma. Women are more often and left side localization is frequent in this tumor. Glomus jugulare tumor has a slow progression and temporary pause periods on the symptoms; therefore findings lead delays on the diagnosis. 62-year-old female patient with tinnitus for 3 years was admitted to hospital because of developing a new hoarseness. This study reveals a glomus tumor that is a rare cause of tinnitus and new developed hoarseness caused by cranial nerve infiltration and examined with radiological findings. Keywords : Glomus Jugulare Tumor; Tinnitus; Diagnostic Imaging