The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

(RF) Otorhinolaryngology

Jugulotympanic paraganglioma (glomus tumour) presenting with recurrent epistaxis

Kamal G. Effat F.R.C.S.(Ed)., F.R.C.S.I., D.L.O. a1 and Mohammed Karam M.Sc. a1
a1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, El-Sahel Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

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A case is presented where a left jugulotympanic paraganglioma (JTP) extended to the nasopharynx and the patient presented with recurrent epistaxis. Although initial biopsy of an aural polyp had been suggestive of the diagnosis several years previously, the diagnosis was not confirmed until the patient presented with recurrent epistaxis and severe anaemia. Tothe best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported of such a presentation of JTP.

Key Words: Glomus Jugulare; Epistaxis.

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