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Glomus tumors are the most common neurotologic tumor next to acoustic neuroma.When it is confined to the middle ear it is termed as Glomus tympanicum, which is a very rare tumor of the head and neck but most common tumor of the middle ear. We are presenting here a rare presentation of recurrent glomus tympanicum in a middle aged woman presented with facial nerve palsy, which was removed                  surgically.


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