June 03, 2010

Pulsatile Tinnitus Caused by Ear Tumor (Glomus Tympanicum)

The New England Journal of Medicine published a case report in June 2010 titled "Glomus Tympanicum" where a woman with a right pulsatile tinnitus is described. The pulsatile tinnitus was due to a tumor called glomus tympanicum.

The article includes a picture as well as video. If you watch the video carefully, you can actually "see" the pulsations.

The only way to treat this tumor is surgical excision by a neuro-otologic surgeon.

Read more about pulsatile tinnitus in general here.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. He is also the chief medical officer of O2Labz, a medical and scientific 3D animation company.

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