Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc., Los Angeles, April 20, 1993.
Long-term results of treatment for glomus jugulare and glomus vagale tumors with radiotherapy†
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2009
Copyright © 1994 The Triological Society
Volume 104, Issue 12, pages 1461–1465, December 1994
How to Cite
Cole, J. M. and Beiler, D. (1994), Long-term results of treatment for glomus jugulare and glomus vagale tumors with radiotherapy. The Laryngoscope, 104: 1461–1465. doi: 10.1288/00005537-199412000-00006
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2009
Since 1954, 39 cases of glomus jugulare or vagale tumor have been treated by the authors with radiotherapy. The initial results with orthovoltage (280 kV) therapy were unpredictable, but 30 patients with 32 tumors treated with megavoltage radiotherapy (Cobalt-60 [60Co] or linear accelerator) have shown either no evidence of recurrence or complications, with one exception, or died of causes unrelated to their glomus tumor. Megavoltage radiotherapy is recommended for primary treatment of all glomus tumors that present with evidence of bone invasion or nerve involvement.