Tumors that include neoplastic nerve cells are called gagliomas and gangliogliomas. They are distinctive from other tumors and primarily occur in young adults. Complete removal of the tumor can result in complete cure of gangliocytomas.
Most of them are non-cancerous. They occur at the top of the jugular vein, which is just under the skull base. Glomus jugulare is considered to be one of the most common types of glomus tumor. Generally speaking, glomus tumors contribute only 0.6% of the head and neck tumors. The surgery for glomus jugulare is a very complex one. Complete microsurgical removal requires a highly skilled and proficient surgeon’s aid.