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Skull base surgery. 2000; 10(2): 101–105.
PMCID: PMC1656757

Glomus Jugulare Tumor Presenting with Intracerebellar Hemorrhage


What is believed to be the first case of a glomus jugulare tumor presenting with intracerebellar hemorrhage is described. A 25-year-old normotensive man suddenly suffered from severe headache, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, and ataxia due to an intracerebellar hemorrhage. Magnetic resonance imaging and angiography revealed a highly vascular jugulare foramen tumor extending into the intracranial space adjacent to the hematoma. Total removal of the tumor was performed successfully via the combined pre- and retrosigmoid approach, and the histologic diagnosis was a glomus jugulare tumor. We concluded that one of the numerous draining veins on the surface of intracranial tumor, which were observed during the operation, was the origin of the intracerebellar hemorrhage.

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