Other Tumors of the Jugular Foramen

Apart from paragangliomas, schwannomas, neurofibromas, and meningiomas, other benign lesions affecting the jugular foramen include chordomas, lymphosarcomas, papillary adenomas of the middle ear, chondroblastomas, osteoblastomas, and hae-mangiomas (Table 83-1).

The most common malignant tumor of the jugular foramen is a secondary metastasis of the temporal bone. The most common site of the primary tumor in order of frequency is breast, kidney, lung, stomach, larynx, prostate, and thyroid gland.69 Hematologic neoplasm of the temporal bone, including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, may all present with jugular foramen syndrome.

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