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November 1950

MONOSTOTIC FIBROUS DYSPLASIA OF THE MASTOID AND THE TEMPORAL BONE

Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Otology, Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia; Assistant Otologist, Jefferson Medical College Hospital PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Otology, Jefferson Medical College Hospital.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(5):709-724. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030735002
Abstract

BONY TUMORS of the mastoid bone are comparatively uncommon. Osteomas have been reported by Leoni,1 Simpson,2 Stuart,3 Haymann,4 Ventura-Gregorini,5 Bruzzi,6 Cinelli,7 Fränkel,8 Friedberg,9 Preusse,10 Hempstead,11 Coates,12 Bazzana,13 Germán14 and Jervey.15 A fibro-chondro-osteoma was reported by S. MacC. Smith,16 an osteo-fibroma by d'Errico17 and a fibroma by Berger.18 But monostotic fibrous dysplasia of bone is apparently a very rare finding in the mastoid or the temporal bone. In a series of 67 cases studied during World War II, Schlumberger19 found only one case in which the mastoid process was involved.

The patient in Schlumberger's case had a history of frequent earaches and aural discharge until he was 12 years old. Then swelling developed behind the left ear, slowly increased in size and was associated with intermittent pain. In contrast to the case to be presented here, the operation disclosed an extremely vascular mastoid, the content of which was gritty

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