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Glomus-Tumors

What are Glomus Tumors?

Glomus tumors, also known as ‘paragangliomas’, are slow-developing and mostly benign tumors that are seen growing in the carotid artery in the neck, in the middle ear or below the middle ear in the jugular bulb.

Although, Glomus tumors are mostly benign, they may cause damage to the surrounding tissue as they develop larger in size eventually.

What are the signs and symptoms of Glomus Tumors?

There are various symptoms that can be seen in case of Glomus tumors however the exact symptoms depend on the location of the paragangliomas.

These are the symptoms of a Glomus tumor in the carotid artery:

  • Tumorous mass in neck
  • Hoarse voice
  • Difficulty in swallowing

A tumor in the jugular bulb shows the following symptoms:

  • One ear bleeding
  • Swallowing problems
  • Pain in ear
  • Loss of hearing
  • Drooping shoulders

A tumor in the middle ear may cause the following signs and symptoms:

  • Bleeding from an ear
  • Loss of hearing
  • Ringing/pulsing in an ear

A tumor in the neck may cause:

  • Facial palsy (weakness/paralysis of partial face)
  • Tumorous mass in neck

In case the tumor causes a difference in the level of the stress hormone (norepinephrine) in the body, it causes:

  • Anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches

How are Glomus Tumors diagnosed?

The doctor will initially perform a complete physical examination to check for abnormal growth in the neck region and discuss the symptoms to determine the location of the tumors.

The doctor may also advise advanced diagnostic tests such as:

  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test – This allows to see the state of the soft tissues around the suspected tumor.
  • CT (computerized tomography) scan – This test shows a clear image of the neck structure and shows and abnormal growths in the soft tissue (tumors).
  • AngiogramThis requires the doctor to administer a contrast dye before using x-ray tests to create clear images of the neck structure with the arteries highlighted against the other structures.

How are Glomus Tumors treated?

The main form of treatment for Glomus tumors is the highly-advanced minimally invasive expanded endonasal approach (EEA). This surgery uses the nasal passage (nostrils) to extract the tumor from the neck region.

This ultra-modern tumor removal technique requires the surgeon to make no incisions. The surgeon will simply remove the rear half of the nasal wall that divides the two nostrils. They surgeon will also remove a small part of the bone in the front portion of the para-nasal sinuses. This allows the surgeon to reach the base of the skull.

The tumors are removed with the guidance of advanced imaging techniques using endoscope. After the removal of the Glomus tumor, the surgeon will re-construct the skull base using a flap of tissue from the septal membrane and helps to prevent any complications.

This advanced and minimally invasive tumor removal technique is highly beneficial as it prevents the various complications from conventional skull base surgery, including infection and other side effects of brain retraction. The hospital stay after the surgery is considerably shorter as is the recovery time at home.

Why choose Travcure for Glomus Tumor treatment in India?

Travcure Medical Tourism is well-connected to the world’s largest network of comprehensive healthcare facilities in India which spans across all its major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc. These are highly-advanced and ultra-modern healthcare facilities managed by India’s finest and most experienced medical professionals and specialists. Travcure offers best and most affordable Glomus tumor surgery in India to our patient.

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