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, vol.3, no.1, pp.53-57, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-57
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


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.