Tympanic paraganglioma

May 7, 2014
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Otoscopic Clinic

Patients classically present with pulsatile tinnitus and a red mass medial to the tympanic membrane. Some patients may have findings of a red mass that blanches with pneumatic otoscopy, called Brown's sign.

A 63-year-old woman with suspected sleep apnea was referred to our facility for right-sided tinnitus and hearing loss. She had first noticed the hearing loss 3 years earlier but reported that it had gotten worse recently. She also reported constant right-sided, pulsatile tinnitus for at least 3 years, although it was initially intermittent. She denied otalgia or otorrhea. She also denied vertigo but had experienced episodes of disequilibrium for almost 2 years with frequent falls, always to the right side.

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