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Unusual presentation of a giant glomus tumor

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Giant glomus tumors pose a challenge to the Otologist by virtue of their location and vascularity. A vast majority of them present with tinnitus, conductive hearing loss and cranial nerve palsies. We report the case of a 16-year-old male patient who presented with sudden right-sided sensorineural hearing loss. This is an unusual presentation of a giant glomus tumor. We present the clinical features and management of this unusual case.

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Correspondence to Mohan Kameshwaran or Kiran Natarajan or Anand Kumar or George Thomas or Sathiya Murali.

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Kameshwaran, M., Natarajan, K., Kumar, A. et al. Unusual presentation of a giant glomus tumor. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 55, 196 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02991954

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  • Giant Glomus tumor
  • Sudden sensorineural hearing loss