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Am J Surg. 1990 Apr;159(4):389-93.

Diagnosis and management of paragangliomas of the skull base.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Plastic Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee.


In appropriately selected patients, glomus tumors of the head and neck are best treated surgically. Unresectability is not a factor in therapeutic planning for local disease control. Existing techniques and exposures for tumor removal can be reliably applied to these paragangliomas, with acceptable morbidity and mortality. A team approach to this problem is mandatory.

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