Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 238, Issue 2, pp 143–148 | Cite as

A new angiographic technique for asymptomatic hereditary glomus screening

  • R. A. Tange
  • T. T. C. Overtoom
  • J. W. Ludwig


This paper reports the findings of a new noninvasive technique for the study of blood vessels — digital vascular imaging (D.V.I.). A patient suspected of asymptomatic familial glomus tumor was investigated using D.V.I. Two glomus caroticum tumors (one very small) were found with this new technique. The D.V.I. technique allows one to study vascular lesions in the head and neck without hospitalizing the patient. Digital angiography is an important improvement in screening and follow-up of patients with glomus tumors.

Key words

Digital vascular imaging Noninvasive angiography Glomus tumor screening No hospitalization 

Eine neue angiographische Technik zur Darstellung asymptomatischer hereditärer Glomustumoren


Vorstellung einer neuen nichtinvasiven Technik zur Untersuchung der Blutgefäße: Digitale Gefäßdarstellung. Sie gestattet eine Untersuchung von Gefäßveränderungen in Kopf- und Halsbereich ohne Stationierung der Patienten. Mit der neuen Methode konnten zwei Tumoren des Glomus caroticum aufgedeckt werden.


Digitale Gefäßabbildung Nichtinvasive Angiographie Glomustumor-Screening Ambulant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Tange
    • 1
  • T. T. C. Overtoom
    • 2
  • J. W. Ludwig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyAcademisch Medisch CentrumAZ AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySt. Antonius ZiekenhuisUtrechtThe Netherlands

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