Jugular and vagal paragangliomas: Systematic study of management with surgery and radiotherapy.

  title={Jugular and vagal paragangliomas: Systematic study of management with surgery and radiotherapy.},
  author={Carlos Ernesto Suarez and Juan Pablo Rodrigo and Carsten Christof Boedeker and Jos{\'e} Luis Llorente and Carl E. Silver and Jeroen C. Jansen and Robert P. Takes and Primo{\vz} Strojan and Phillip Kevin Pellitteri and Alessandra Rinaldo and William M Mendenhall and Alfio Ferlito},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={35 8},
BACKGROUND The definitive treatment for head and neck paraganglioma (PG) is surgical excision. Unfortunately, surgery, particularly of vagal paraganglioma (VPG; "glomus vagale") and foramen jugulare ("glomus jugulare") tumors, may be complicated by injuries to the lower cranial nerves, a high price to pay for treatment for a benign tumor. Alternatively these tumors may be followed without treatment, or irradiated. The purpose of this review was to compare the existing evidence concerning the… CONTINUE READING
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