CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2018; 07(03): 256-259
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1639383
Case Report
Neurological Surgeons' Society of India

Serendipitous Detection of Cervical Nodal Metastasis in Glomus Jugulare

Shruti Venkitachalam
1   Department of ENT, Head, Neck and Skull base Surgery, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Rayappa Chinnusamy
1   Department of ENT, Head, Neck and Skull base Surgery, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Narendranath Ashok
1   Department of ENT, Head, Neck and Skull base Surgery, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Swatee Vasant Halbe
2   Department of Interventional Radiology, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Vanagaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received: 05. Juni 2017

accepted after revision: 24. Oktober 2017

10. April 2018 (online)


We present the case of a 50-year-old man who presented to us with a history of having received radiation therapy for a glomus jugulare tumor. He had been on regular follow-up with serial imaging scans. The MRI done after 4 years of treatment revealed an interval increase in size. Carotid angiogram revealed, in addition to the glomus, multiple lymph nodes of similar pattern of vascularity, well lateral to the carotid sheath, in the ipsilateral neck. He underwent resection of the tumor and a neck dissection. Histopathology confirmed metastatic glomus jugulare in the cervical lymph nodes. He received adjuvant radiotherapy and is doing well.

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