PMCCPMCCPMCC

Search tips
Search criteria 

Advanced

 
Logo of skullbasesurgInstructions for AuthorsSubscribe to Skull BaseAbout Skull BaseEditorial BoardThieme Medical PublishingSkull Base An Interdisciplinary Approach ...
 
Skull base surgery. 1994 January; 4(1): 21–25.
PMCID: PMC1656471

Selective Embolization of Glomus Jugulare Tumors

Abstract

Four patients with grade C or D1 glomus jugulare tumors who underwent preoperative highly selective embolization followed by infratemporal fossa removal of their tumors were compared to three patients undergoing surgery alone with respect to intraoperative blood loss, operative time, cranial nerve palsy, length of hospitalization, and perioperative complications. Embolized patients demonstrated a marked reduction in blood loss (650 vs 1375 cc) compared with the nonembolized group. Operative time was shortened (by 51 minutes). Facial nerve function did not appear related to embolization but was directly related to intraoperative nerve manipulation. Hospital stay, perioperative complications, and lower cranial nerve palsies were not related to embolization.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (1.2M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Images in this article

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Glassock ME, 3rd, Jackson CG, Dickins JR, Wiet RJ. Panel discussion: glomus jugulare tumors of the temporal bone. The surgical management of glomus tumors. Laryngoscope. 1979 Oct;89(10 Pt 1):1640–1654. [PubMed]
  • Jackson CG, Glasscock ME, 3rd, Harris PF. Glomus Tumors. Diagnosis, classification, and management of large lesions. Arch Otolaryngol. 1982 Jul;108(7):401–410. [PubMed]
  • Murphy TP, Brackmann DE. Effects of preoperative embolization on glomus jugulare tumors. Laryngoscope. 1989 Dec;99(12):1244–1247. [PubMed]
  • Boyle JO, Shimm DS, Coulthard SW. Radiation therapy for paragangliomas of the temporal bone. Laryngoscope. 1990 Aug;100(8):896–901. [PubMed]
  • Simpson GT, 2nd, Konrad HR, Takahashi M, House J. Immediate postembolization excision of glomus jugulare tumors: advantages of new combined techniques. Arch Otolaryngol. 1979 Nov;105(11):639–643. [PubMed]
  • Hekster RE, Luyendijk W, Matricali B. Transfemoral catheter embolization: a method of treatment of glomus jugulare tumors. Neuroradiology. 1973 Aug;5(4):208–214. [PubMed]
  • Hilal SK, Michelsen JW. Therapeutic percutaneous embolization for extra-axial vascular lesions of the head, neck, and spine. J Neurosurg. 1975 Sep;43(3):275–287. [PubMed]
  • Young NM, Wiet RJ, Russell EJ, Monsell EM. Superselective embolization of glomus jugulare tumors. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1988 Nov-Dec;97(6 Pt 1):613–620. [PubMed]

Articles from Skull Base Surgery are provided here courtesy of Thieme Medical Publishers