Giant cell tumor of the temporal bone

Shih-Wei Hsu, Dueng-Yuan Hueng, Hsin-Chung Lin, Ming-Ying Liu, Hsin-I Ma, Chung-Ching Hsia
2013 Formosan Journal of Surgery  
KEYWORDS giant cell tumor; skull base; temporal bone Summary A giant cell tumor (GCT) is a benign but locally aggressive bone neoplasm. It rarely involves the squamous portion of the temporal bone. Its diagnosis is challenging since patients with a GCT present with a nonspecific osteolytic lesion of the temporal bone. In this paper, we report a pathologically confirmed case of GCT that was confined to the squama of the right temporal bone. The diagnosis was established after resection. The
more » ... resection. The residual tumor was later controlled by intensity-modulated radiotherapy, which resulted in significant tumor regression.
doi:10.1016/j.fjs.2012.10.006 fatcat:omjsvmjoyjgjvo5cr7hcyd5akq