Glomus Tumour of the Tympanic Membrane

Authors: J. Kovaľ;  M. Šuchaň;  M. Almaši
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika otorinolaryngológie a foniatrie LF UPJŠ a FNsP, Košice, prednosta doc. MUDr. J. Kovaľ, CSc.
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, , 2002, No. 2, pp. 127-129.


The authors present the case of a very rare localization of a glomus tumour on thetympanic membrane. On otoscopic examination the lesions had the appearance of granulation tissueand was in the area of the upper quadrants of the tympanic membrane. In the differential diagnosisthe authors suspected chronic otitis and granulomatous myringitis resp. The final diagnosis wasbased on histological examination. The tumour was removed together with the affected portion ofthe tympanic membrane and adjacent skin of the external auditory meatus. Myringoplasty wasperformed. After six months the anatomical results is excellent. Functional result - conductionhearing disorder 20 dB. No other local or remote lesions of the chemodectoma was found in this case.

Key words:
glomus tumour, tympanic membrane.

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Audiology Paediatric ENT ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)
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