Report of Four Cases of Misdiagnosis About Glomus Jugular Tumor

Lixia YAN


Aim To raise awareness of glomus jugular tumor and decrease misdiagnosis and mistreatment rate. Method Reviewing, summarizing and analyzing the clinical data of four misdiagnosed patients visiting our hospital from July, 2008 to September, 2012. Outcome The four misdiagnoses are respectively and successively secretory otitis media, cerebral infarction and cholesteatoma of external auditory meatus. Conclusion As the symptom and signs of glomus jugular tumor apt to be confused with other diseases, clinician’s lack of knowledge would cause misdiagnosis and mistreatment.


Glomus jugular tumor; Misdiagnosis; Analysis

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