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What is a Glomus Jugulare?

A glomus jugulare is a benign tumor of the chemoreceptor (glomus) cells that occur on the top of the jugular vein. The glomus cells determine the amount of oxygen in the blood. The jugular vein drains the blood supply from the brain back down to the heart.

What are the Symptoms of a Glomus Jugulare?

The symptoms of a glomus jugulare include hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

How is a Glomus Jugulare Treated?

Depending on the size of the tumor, doctors may just wait and see how the tumor behaves before intervening. However, surgery is needed to remove the tumor.

Who is Affected by Glomus Jugulare?

A glomus jugulare primarily affects women in their 50s and 60s.