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A variety of tumours can present as swellings in the parotid region. Patients with such tumours usually present to the dental surgeon or at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic. In order to improve on early recognition and appropriate referral, the clinicians need to improve on their depth of knowledge regarding patterns of presentations of rare pathologies such as glomus jugulare tumour.
This case report identifies common presenting signs and symptoms of a glomus jugulare tumour which would help the clinician to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis and thus enable the patient get a timely treatment. The report identifies the relevant clinical, radiologic and pathologic parameters of this rare lesion.
There are currently different management strategies for the management of glomus jugulare tumours ranging from conservative management to stereotactic radiosurgery.
This report offers guidelines for clinicians to decide on the best treatment modality based on the patient’s presentation.