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Glomus tumors need to be surgically removed, as there is no other way to prevent them from locally invading other structures and possibly causing adverse complications.

The most commonly used surgical procedure is the transmastoid approach, which enters the area from behind the ear. It is performed by a neurotologist with the help of a neurosurgeon. 

A neurotologist is a board-certified otolaryngologist that is trained to treat diseases of the ears, balance system, temporal bone, skull base, and related structures of the head and neck, both medically and surgically.

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