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Primary lymphoma of the temporal bone presenting as XIIth cranial nerve weakness

March 1, 2011  |  Zi Yang Jiang, MD and Miriam I. Saadia-Redleaf, MD


Primary lymphoma of the temporal bone is an extremely rare finding in clinical practice. Although it is treated as a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the absence of systemic signs and symptoms makes detection dependent on the tumor's local mass effect. In this article, we report a...

Characteristics of osteoma of the temporal bone in young adolescents

February 1, 2011  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


The author conducted a retrospective review of the clinical presentation, management, and complications of temporal bone osteoma in young adolescents. The study population was made up of 9 patients-5 girls and 4 boys, aged 12 to 15 years at presentation (mean: 13.7)-who had...

Inflammatory pseudotumor (plasma cell granuloma) of the temporal bone

July 1, 2010  |  Dare V. Ajibade, BA, Iwao K. Tanaka, MD, Kapila V. Paghdal, PharmD, MD, Neena Mirani, MD, Huey-Jen Lee, MD, and Robert W. Jyung, MD


We report the case of a 41-year-old man who presented with progressive right-sided ear pressure, otalgia, hearing loss, tinnitus, and intermittent otorrhea. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging detected a soft-tissue mass in the right mastoid with intracranial...

Myxoma of the temporal bone: An uncommon neoplasm

March 1, 2010  |  Deepika Sareen, MBBS, Ashwani Sethi, MS, Sumit Mrig, MBBS, Sonu Nigam, MD, and A.K. Agarwal, MS


We report the case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with a soft-tissue mass that filled the left external auditory canal and a discharge that resembled chronic suppurative otitis media. The patient underwent mastoid exploration with complete excision of the mass. Findings...

The role of angiography in managing patients with temporal bone fractures: A retrospective study of 64 cases

May 1, 2009  |  K. Asif Ahmed, MD, David Allison, MD, Wesley S. Whatley, MD, and Rakesh K. Chandra, MD


We conducted a retrospective study of the utility of angiography in the evaluation of patients with temporal bone fractures. Our study population was made up of 64 patients-58 males and 6 females, aged 14 to 75 years (mean: 35.3)-with a temporal bone fracture who had presented...

Multiple paragangliomata of the lungs and temporal bone

November 1, 2008  |  Husain A. Sattar, MD, Dorise L. Yang, MD, Aliya N. Husain, MD, Miriam I. Redleaf, MD, and Vijay S. Dayal, MD


We report the case of a 71-year-old woman with multiple benign lung paragangliomata and a benign glomus jugulare paraganglioma in one temporal bone that mimicked a malignancy. The patient's lung lesions did not regress with chemotherapy. Subsequent histologic markers suggested...

Extracanalicular osteoma of the temporal bone

July 1, 2008  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


Extracanalicular osteomas of the temporal bone are rare, slow-growing, benign neoplasms. Although they may occur anywhere in the temporal bone, they are most common in the mastoid area. Often, symptoms are negligible and treatment is unnecessary. However, surgical removal is...

An estimate of the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States

May 1, 2008  |  Lesley C. French, MD, Mary S. Dietrich, PhD, and Robert F. Labadie, MD, PhD


We conducted a study to estimate the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States. Our results are based on state-specific healthcare utilization data and Medicare-funded procedural data from 2002. The utilization data were obtained from the State...

Fibrous dysplasia of the temporal bone complicated by cholesteatoma and thrombophlebitis of the transverse and sigmoid sinuses: A case report

February 1, 2008  |  Rodrigo Martinez, MD and Jay B. Farrior, MD


Fibrous dysplasia is a benign condition that can affect the skull and facial bones and cause a broad spectrum of otolaryngologic conditions. We present the case of a boy with polyostotic fibrous dysplasia with involvement of the temporal bone that was first diagnosed when he...

Concomitant inflammatory pseudotumor of the temporal bone and lung: A case report

October 1, 2007  |  Joo Hyung Lee, MD; Min Kyo Jung, MD; Chang Eun Song, MD; Sang Won Yeo, MD; Hye Kyung Lee, MD; Po Song Yang, MD; Soo Whan Kim, MD

Inflammatory pseudotumors are histologically benign but locally destructive lesions that are usually found in the...

A study of middle cranial fossa anatomy and anatomic variations

August 1, 2007  |  Hamid R. Djalilian, MD; Kunal H. Thakkar, MD; Sanaz Hamidi, MD; Aaron G. Benson, MD; Mahmood F. Mafee, MD
We conducted a study to establish standardized measurements of the common anatomic landmarks used during surgery...

Otogenic tension pneumocephalus caused by therapeutic lumbar CSF drainage for post-traumatic hydrocephalus: A case report

July 1, 2007  |  Edwin K. Chan, MD; Lawrence Z. Meiteles, MD
Tension pneumocephalus occurs when a continuous flow of air accumulates in the intracranial cavity and produces...


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