Surgical Management Of Glomus Tympanicum â€“Our Experience
Neeraj Shetty, Prasad Kelkar
Glomus tympanicum, a typeof paraganglioma is a highly vascular benigntumor of the middle ear. We are presenting a series of 5 such cases operated in a tertiary care centre from 2015 to 2017. These cases were operated with an operating microscope and without embolisation. The outcome of the procedure was followed up over a minimum period of 6 months and maximum being 2 years. The absence of complications and recurrence over the period of follow-up justify the use of operating microscope for type 3 and type 4 (Glasscock â€“Jackson classification) tumors and use of embolisation not an absolute necessity if cotton ball dissection is used and tumor is not directly handled.