Radiosurgery for glomus jugulare: History and recent progress

Zachary D. Guss, Sachin Batra, Gordon Li, Steven D. Chang, Andrew T. Parsa, Daniele Rigamonti, Lawrence Kleinberg, Michael Lim

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In this article the authors review the literature for recent studies of radiosurgical treatment for glomus jugulare. These studies demonstrate that radiosurgery results in similar glomus jugulare tumor control and a superior morbidity profile compared with surgical treatment. In addition, patients treated with radiosurgery usually remain stable clinically or improve. Given the indolent nature of these tumors, however, more follow-up is required to ensure that the immediate benefits are lasting. These preliminary reports demonstrate that the use of radiosurgery as a primary treatment for glomus jugulare should be extended to encompass more of the patients who are currently assigned to microsurgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E5.1-E5.6
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2009


  • Cyberknife
  • Gamma knife
  • Glomus jugulare
  • Linear accelerator
  • Radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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