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REVIEW ARTICLE

Jugular Foramen Tumors

C Rayappa

Keywords : Jugular foramen,Glomus jugulare,Schwannoma,Meningioma,Infratemporal fossa type-A,Petro-occipital trans-sigmoid approach

Citation Information : Rayappa C. Jugular Foramen Tumors. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2011; 3 (1):15-23.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1050

Published Online: 01-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Jugular foramen tumors are rare cranial base lesions that present diagnostic and management difficulties. Paragangliomas were the most frequent lesions, followed by schwannomas and meningiomas. These tumors have characteristic radiological features. Radical resection of these tumors with preservation of the lower cranial nerves is the treatment of choice. Despite the advances in skull base surgery, new postoperative lower cranial nerve deficits still represent a challenge.


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