Glomus jugulare tumor - CT and MRI findings

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Investigation of right Bell palsy

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Permeative destructive lesion in right petrous bone arising at the upper portion of the jugular bulb extending anteriorly to the carotid canal. Interestingly the facial nerve canal (vertical portion) seems intact.

Enhancing mass with salt and pepper appearance on T2 arises from the upper jugular bulb extending into the petrous bone.

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Case information

rID: 34078
Published: 3rd Feb 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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