glomus jugulare

a collection of paraganglion cells in close relation to the internal jugular vein at its origin at the base of the skull. It is a site of origin for glomus tumours (see also paraganglioma).

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  • glomus jugulare — glomus jug·u·la·re .jəg yə lar ē n a mass of chemoreceptors in the adventitia of the dilation in the internal jugular vein where it arises from the transverse sinus in the jugular foramen * * * a collection of paraganglion cells in close relation …   Medical dictionary

  • glomus jugulare tumor — a chemodectoma involving the tympanic body (glomus jugulare). It may cause symptoms in the ear (see glomus tympanicum t.) or in the mouth (hoarseness, dysphagia, aspiration, or tongue atrophy) …   Medical dictionary

  • jugulare — see GLOMUS JUGULARE …   Medical dictionary

  • glomus tumour — 1. a benign tumour arising from paraganglion cells of the vagus nerve in the neck (see paraganglioma). In the middle ear they are called glomus tympanicum tumours; around the jugular vein they are called glomus jugulare tumours. 2. (glomangioma)… …   Medical dictionary

  • glomus tympanicum tumor — a type of glomus jugulare tumor involving the glomus tympanicum adjacent to the promontory of the tympanic cavity. When large, the tumor may fill the tympanic cavity, causing tinnitus and conductive hearing loss …   Medical dictionary

  • glomus — 1. [TA] A small globular body. 2. A highly organized arteriolovenular anastomosis forming a tiny nodular focus in the nailbed, pads of the fingers and toes, ears, hands, and feet and many other organs of the body. The afferent arteriole enters… …   Medical dictionary

  • jugular glomus — glomus jugulare tympanic body …   Medical dictionary

  • Paraganglioma — Classification and external resources Micrograph of a carotid body tumor (a type of paraganglioma). ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • Paragangliom — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 D44.7 Glomus aorticum und sonstige Paraganglien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chemodectoma — Aortic body, carotid body, chemoreceptor, or glomus jugulare tumor; nonchromaffin paraganglioma; receptoma; a relatively rare, usually benign neoplasm originating in the chemoreceptor tissue of the …   Medical dictionary

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