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Glomus faciale tumors: a report of 3 cases and literature review.

Our objectives in reporting this case series are to familiarize readers with the rare occurrence of paragangliomas originating along the facial nerve and to provide a literature review. We describe 3 such cases that occurred at our tertiary care academic medical center. Two women and 1 man presented with a tumor adjacent to the vertical segment of the facial nerve. The first patient, a 48-year-old woman, presented with what appeared to be a parotid tumor at the stylomastoid foramen; she underwent a parotidectomy, transmastoid facial nerve decompression, and a shave biopsy of the tumor....

Sahar Nadimi, MD; John P. Leonetti, MD; Sam J. Marzo, MD; Douglas E. Anderson, MD; Gulrez Mahmood, MD; Derek Bumgarner, M D

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Title Annotation:ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Author:Nadimi, Sahar; Leonetti, John P.; Marzo, Sam J.; Anderson, Douglas E.; Mahmood, Gulrez; Bumgarner, D
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Case study
Date:Mar 1, 2017
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