Glomus tumors (also called glomus tympanicum tumors) grow in the middle ear. While the glomus tumor is noncancerous, without treatment, it can grow into the middle ear and brain, causing serious medical concerns that can even be life threatening.
What are the Symptoms of a Glomus Tumor?
The following symptoms may indicate that a glomus tumor is present and requires treatment:
- Hearing loss
- Pulsations in the ear
- A ringing sound
- Ear pain
- Bleeding from the ear
- Discharge from the ear