To review presenting symptoms and illustrate management options for this uncommon lesion.
Case series and literature review.
Tertiary referral center.
Three cases of osteoma of the internal auditory canal are presented. Additional cases from the literature, diagnosed by radiographic appearance or gross description, are included for comparison.
Main Outcome Measure
Response of clinical symptoms.
Presenting symptoms are highly variable. Available reports do not adequately define the natural history of the lesion.
The lack of a consistent presentation despite a similar radiographic appearance suggests that the osteoma is often an incidental finding.
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