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May 1980

Fibrous Dysplasia and the Temporal Bone

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology (Drs Barrionuevo, Cruz, Mocellin, and Patrocínio), Medical Genetics Unit (Dr Marçallo), and Department of Pathology (Dr Coelho), Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(5):298-301. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790290050016

• The cause of fibrous dysplasia of the bone is obscure. We reviewed the available literature concerning temporal bone involvement and analyzed the most common aspects of this fascinating disease, adding three cases of our own. A clinical staging is proposed: stage 1, latent; stage 2, symptomatic; and stage 3, complication. Clinical evolution and follow-up are described and treatment is suggested.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:298-301, 1980)

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