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Should Gamma Knife be Offered as a Primary Treatment for a Resectable Glomus Jugulare Tumor?

Suresh Sankhla, KP Morwani, Narayan Jayashankar

Keywords : Gamma knife,Glomus jugulare

Citation Information : Sankhla S, Morwani K, Jayashankar N. Should Gamma Knife be Offered as a Primary Treatment for a Resectable Glomus Jugulare Tumor?. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2011; 3 (1):71-74.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1056

Published Online: 00-04-2011

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


Abstract

Attempted total resections is the preferred treatment option in the management of glomus jugulare tumors in most subjects. In the elderly patients, it may be advisable to leave a tiny residue over the involved cranial nerve to preserve function. In a medically unfit and anesthetically high-risk subject observation with serial MRI scans is the preferred line of management. If in such a patient there occurs brainstem compression, it is prudent to only operate the intracranial part to relieve the compression explaining the very high-risk in this group. Radiotherapy is not to be offered as a primary treatment for glomus jugulare tumors.


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