WILLIAM W. DUKE, M.D.; BURIS R. BOSHELL, M.D.; PETER SOTERES, B.S.; JAMES H. CARR JR., B.S.
The glomus jugulare, a highly vascular collection of nests of epithelioid cells, is located in or near the adventitia of the bulb of the jugular vein, immediately below the bony floor of the middle ear. Similar glomic tissue has been described at the carotid bifurcation, in relation to the arch of the aorta, in areas of the vagus nerve, perhaps along parts of the peripheral circulatory system, notably the femoral vessels, and in the retroperitoneal space (1).
Attention was directed to the glomus jugulare in 1941 when Guild (2) described what he believed to be a "hitherto unknown structure within
DUKE WW, BOSHELL BR, SOTERES P, et al. A Norepinephrine-secreting Glomus Jugulare Tumor Presenting as a Pheochromocytoma. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:1040–1047. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-60-6-1040
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(6):1040-1047.
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