jugular glomus

jugular glomus
glomus jugulare tympanic body.

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  • 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 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) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • tympanic body — an ovoid body found in the adventitia of the upper part of the superior bulb of the internal jugular vein; its structure and presumably its function are similar to those of the glomus caroticum (carotid body). Called also glomus jugulare, jugular …   Medical dictionary

  • tumor — 1. Any swelling or tumefaction. 2. SYN: neoplasm. 3. One of the four signs of inflammation (t., calor, dolor, rubor) enunciated by Celsus. [L. t., a swelling] acinar cell t. a …   Medical dictionary

  • Tympanic nerve — Nerve: Tympanic nerve Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. (Tympanic nerve visible in upper right.) Latin nervus tympanicus Gray s …   Wikipedia

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

  • Auricular branch of vagus nerve — Nerve: Alderman s nerve Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. (Auricular labeled at top center.) Latin ramus auricularis nervi vagi Gray s …   Wikipedia

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