Title:
Temporal bone giant cell tumour: report of a second primary giant cell tumour of the temporal bone and infratemporal fossa
Authors:
D. S. Roberts , W. C. Faquin and D. G. Deschler
Institutions:
1Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Department of Pathology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Keywords:
Giant cell tumour; temporal bone; infratemporal fossa
Pages:
301 - 303
Abstract:
Temporal bone giant cell tumour: report of a second primary giant cell tumour of the temporal bone and infratemporal fossa. Objective: To report a second primary giant cell tumour (GCT) of the temporal bone and infra- temporal fossa. Methodology: Medical records were analyzed in the context of the available literature. Results:A30 year-old male developed a temporal bone GCT with infratemporal fossa extension 12 years after undergo- ing successful surgical treatment of a GCT of the femur. These tumours were histologically distinct, suggesting the development of a second primary GCT rather than metastatic disease. This case differs from prior reported cases by sur- gical approach. Complete removal was achieved but required resection of the zygomatic arch and dissection of all upper facial nerve branches. The patient is disease free after 3 years with acceptable functional and cosmetic results. Conclusion: Complete resection of GCTs of the temporal bone and infratemporal fossa is advocated. Surgical techniques that allow for visualization of the facial nerve and increase surgical access can enhance overall clinical success.
Issue:
Vol. 7, 2011, 4th trimester


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Temporal bone giant cell tumour: report of a second primary giant cell tumour of the temporal bone and infratemporal fossa