chemodectoma

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chemodectoma

[¦kē·mō‚dek′tō·mə]
(medicine)
A benign tumor of the carotid body.
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The glomus jugulare tumor is the most common paraganglioma of the head and neck followed by carotid body and intravagal paragangliomas.
Abstract: Glomus jugulare tumors are rare, normally benign, paragangliomas located in and around the jugular foramen at the base of the skull.
3-5) A vestibular schwannoma was diagnosed incidentally on radiologic investigation for a glomus jugulare tumor in 2 cases, (4,5) and a glomus jugulare tumor was diagnosed incidentally at operation for a vestibular schwannoma in 1 case.
With a 15-mm vestibular schwannoma in a right ear with no useful hearing and a Fisch type D glomus jugulare tumor in a left ear with some hearing, our priority was to manage the disease in both ears while preserving the hearing on the left.
They frequently produce hyperostosis and bone thickening, but usually without the bone erosion that glomus jugulare tumors display.
11) Like glomus jugulare tumors, meningiomas grow around the individual nerves.