Open Access Case Report Article ID: AOR-3-147

    Glomus Tympanicum: A rare case of a painful bleeding ear

    Boon Han Kevin Ng and Ing Ping Tang*

    Glomus tympanicum is a rare tumor of the middle ear which typically present with pulsatile tinnitus, hearing loss and bleeding. Examination may reveal a vascular mass which bleed on contact. Imaging is important prior to surgical resection. 

    Statement of the problem: Here we present a rare case of a young man who presented with left ear bleeding and otalgia.

     Result: Examination and imaging showed a vascular mass in the left external ear canal, left middle ear and involving the surrounding structures. 

    Conclusion: A differential of glomus tympanicum must be considered in cases which present with bleeding left external auditory canal mass and otalgia, although the most common presentations are hearing loss and tinnitus.


    Published on: Jun 26, 2017 Pages: 59-60

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-1759.000047
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