Granulation Tissue mimicking a Glomus Tumor in a Patient with Chronic Middle Ear Infection

Authors

  • Kimberly Mae C. Ong Department of Otorhinolaryngology University of the Philippines -Philippine General Hospital Manila, Philippines
  • Patrick John P. Labra Department of Otorhinolaryngology University of the Philippines -Philippine General Hospital Manila, Philippines
  • Rosario R. Ricalde Department of Otorhinolaryngology University of the Philippines -Philippine General Hospital Manila, Philippines
  • Criston Van C. Manasan Department of Laboratories University of the Philippines -Philippine General Hospital Manila, Philippines
  • Jose M. Carnate, Jr. Department of Laboratories University of the Philippines -Philippine General Hospital Manila, Philippines

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v31i2.233

Keywords:

tinnitus, pulsatile; otitis media, suppurative; glomus tympanicum

Abstract

Objective: To present an unusual cause of pulsatile tinnitus, presenting in a young adult suffering from chronic recurrent foul-smelling discharge from the same ear.

Methods:

Study Design:            Case report

Setting:                       Tertiary National University Hospital

Patient:                       One

 

Results: A 24-year old woman presented with pulsatile tinnitus on a background of chronic recurrent foul-smelling discharge. Clinico-radiologic findings seemed consistent with a glomus tympanicum coexisting with chronic suppurative otitis media with cholesteatoma. She underwent tympanomastoidectomy with excision of the mass. Histopathologic evaluation revealed the mass to be granulation tissue.

Conclusion: Pulsatile tinnitus is rarely associated with chronic middle ear infection. Granulation tissue arising at the promontory may mimic glomus tumors when accompanied with this symptom. Despite this revelation, it would still be prudent to prepare for a possible glomus tumor intraoperatively, so that profuse bleeding and complications may be avoided.

Keywords: tinnitus, pulsatile; otitis media, suppurative; glomus tympanicum

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Published

2016-11-30

How to Cite

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Ong KMC, Labra PJP, Ricalde RR, Manasan CVC, Carnate JM. Granulation Tissue mimicking a Glomus Tumor in a Patient with Chronic Middle Ear Infection. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2016 Nov. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 6];31(2):31-5. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/233

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