Glomus tympanicum type III- with delayed postoperative facial palsy: our experience

Manjunatha H. Anadappa, Sridurga Janarthanan, Nidhin Suresh Babu


Glomus tympanicum is a very rare, benign, locally invasive and slow growing vascular tumor of the middle ear. It is a second most common tumor of the temporal bone and most common benign neoplasm of the middle ear. It originates from the glomus bodies, found over promontory. In this case report, we discuss about a 47 years old female, diagnosed with type III glomus tympanicum, and operated through a transmastoid approach for tumor resection. The patient had a delayed onset of LMN facial palsy post operatively, which recovered completely after conservative management.


Glomus tympanicum, Facial nerve, Transmastoid, Temporal bone

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