Disease at a Glance

Summary
A glomus jugulare tumor develops when cells in nerves near the temporal bone of the skull begin to rapidly increase in number, forming a mass. This tumor gets its name from the nerves, called glomus bodies, and their location in a small opening in the temporal bone, known as the jugulare foramen. Glomus jugulare tumors are included in a group of tumors called paragangliomas. They are usually benign, meaning cells in the tumor are unlikely to spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms of a glomus jugulare tumor include dizziness, difficulty swallowing, hearing issues, pain, or weakness in the muscles of the face.
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Last Updated: Nov. 8, 2021