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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-82

Osteoblastoma of the temporal bone: A recurrent case report and a review of the literature

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, No.52 Meihua East Road, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
2 Otorhinolaryngology Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, 58 Zhongshan Road II, Guangzhou, China

Correspondence Address:
Jiang Hong-Yan
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, 58 Zhongshan Road II, Guangzhou, 510080
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.131874

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Osteoblastoma (OB) is an uncommon mostly benign, vascular, osteoid-forming bone tumor, characterized by histological presence of rich in osteoblasts. The OBs of temporal bone are extremely rare. We reported a 27-year-old woman patient with recurrent temporal bone OB, who had three different diagnoses and underwent four operations. The purpose of the present case was to interpret the different clinical and radiological character of the tumor in different stages showed interestingly in one case. Meanwhile, to make a review on this disease further explored the general clinical, histological, and radiological features and treatment and prognosis of the tumor. It's proved that the clinical presentation and radiographic studies were in accordance with the character of different stage of the tumor. Total resection should be advocated whenever possible, due to good prognosis and relatively low recurrence, even in the recurrent cases.

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