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Glomus tumors of the head and neck typically compress adjacent blood vessels and cranial nerves and result in varied clinical presentations. Moreover, they are seldom encountered, even at large medical centers, and specialists in neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and radiation oncology have yet to reach a generalized consensus regarding the optimal management approach. In an effort to summarize the available data and better elucidate optimal treatment and management strategies for glomus tumors, we conducted a review of the published literature on this topic with emphasis on stereotactic radiosurgery.
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Name: Progress in neurological surgery
Glomus tumors are rare mesenchymal neoplasms arising from the glomus bodies in the deep dermis of the extremities or derive from the modified smooth muscle cells of the normal glomus body. Primary pul...
Glomus tumors are painful, benign perivascular neoplasms of the glomus body affecting the nail apparatus. Although diagnosis can be made clinically using Love's and Hildreth's tests, imaging is requir...
Leksell stereotactic radiosurgery has proven to be effective for less common tumors encountered in the brain, including hemangiomas of the orbit or cavernous sinus, recurrent hemangiopericytomas, and ...
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become a standard management option for less common glial tumors. When imaging defines a recurrent or progressive ependymoma after initial resection in a child who ...
RATIONALE: Stereotactic radiosurgery delivers x-rays directly to the tumor and may cause less damage to normal tissue. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of stereotactic r...
This phase III trial studies the side effects and how well stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) works before or after surgery in patients with tumors that has spread to the brain or that can be...
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate whether stereotactic radiosurgery provides local control at multiple sites in patients with primary or metastatic brain tumors, controlled systemic disease, and pr...
RATIONALE: Stereotactic radiosurgery may be able to send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells....
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Radiosurgery may be able to send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving radia...
A blue-red, extremely painful vascular neoplasm involving a glomeriform arteriovenous anastomosis (glomus body), which may be found anywhere in the skin, most often in the distal portion of the fingers and toes, especially beneath the nail. It is composed of specialized pericytes (sometimes termed glomus cells), usually in single encapsulated nodular masses which may be several millimeters in diameter (From Stedman, 27th ed). CHEMODECTOMA, a tumor of NEURAL CREST origin, is also sometimes called a glomus tumor.
A nonchromaffin paraganglion located in the wall of the jugular bulb. The most common tumors of the middle ear arise from this tissue. (Lockard, Desk Reference for Neuroscience, 1992, p114)
A highly vascular ovoid body of chemoreceptive tissue lying adjacent to the TYMPANIC CAVITY. It is derived from NEURAL CREST tissue and is considered part of the diffuse neuroendocrine system. It is the site of a rare neoplasm called a GLOMUS TYMPANICUM TUMOR.
A rare PARAGANGLIOMA involving the GLOMUS TYMPANICUM, a collection of chemoreceptor tissue adjacent to the TYMPANIC CAVITY. It can cause TINNITUS and conductive hearing loss (HEARING LOSS, CONDUCTIVE).
Several clusters of chemoreceptive and supporting cells associated with blood vessels and nerves (especially the glossopharyngeal and vagus). The nonchromaffin paraganglia sense pH, carbon dioxide, and oxygen concentrations in the blood and participate in respiratory, and perhaps circulatory, control. They include the CAROTID BODY; AORTIC BODIES; the GLOMUS JUGULARE; and the GLOMUS TYMPANICUM.
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