Glomus Tumors

What are Glomus tumors?

Glomus tumor is a benign soft tissue that develops from the glomus body and appears in the second to fourth decade of life. It accounts for 1-5 percent of all upper extremity soft tissue tumors. A glomus is a part of the skin’s dermis layer that aids in thermoregulation. The glomus body is an arterio-venous shunt surrounded by a connective tissue capsule abundant in the fingers or toes. The glomus body pushes blood away from the skin’s surface during cold temperatures, preventing heat loss. 

What are the Glomus tumor symptoms?

The symptoms of paraganglioma vary depending on where the tumor is located.  

 A carotid artery tumor (carotid body tumor) can cause:  

  • A lump in the neck  
  • Hoarseness  
  • Having difficulty swallowing  

A jugular bulb tumor (glomus jugulare tumor) can cause:

  • One ear is bleeding 
  • Swallowing Difficulties 
  • Earache 
  • Hearing impairment 
  • Shoulder sag

A glomus tympanicum tumor (middle ear tumor) can cause:

  • One ear is bleeding 
  • Hearing impairment 
  • One ear is pulsing or ringing.

A neck tumor (glomus vagale tumor) can cause:

  • Weakness or paralysis in one or more areas of the face (facial palsy) 
  • A lump in the neck 

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