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February 1991

Histopathology of Metastatic Temporal Bone Tumors

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago (III) Hospitals (Dr Hinojosa). Dr Nelson is in private practice, Florence, Ky.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(2):189-193. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870140077010

• Temporal bone metastasis is now being reported with increasing frequency. To understand the process of temporal bone metastasis, complete histologic evaluation of the temporal bones is essential. In this study, 60 temporal bones from 33 patients were evaluated. Different patterns of temporal bone involvement were noted depending on the mode of spread to the temporal bone. Involvement of the temporal bone usually occurs late in the disease process and is often asymptomatic.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117:189-193)

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