Bilateral fibrous dysplasia of the temporal bone in a patient with a unilateral giant cholesteatoma


Dogru H., TÜZ M. , YASAN H. , Aynali G., Oyar O.

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF OTOLOGY, cilt.3, ss.53-57, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF OTOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.53-57

Özet

Fibrous dysplasia, which is a localized pathologic disorder of bone, is characterized by the abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue that is interspersed with normal or immature bone. Involvement of the temporal bone, which is usually unilateral, develops in only 18% of all patients with fibrous dysplasia and occurs more frequently in a monostotic rather than polyostotic form. To our knowledge, only 3 patients with bilateral temporal bone involvement have been reported in the literature. We present the case of a patient with minimal symptoms who was diagnosed as having bilateral monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the temporal bones and a concomitant giant cholesteatoma.