A rare location for sarcoma metastasis: The temporal bone

Ömer Hizli, Ahmet Salduz, Serdar Kaya, Michael M. Paparella, Sebahattin Cureoglu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations


Skeletal sarcoma metastasis is relatively rare; moreover, for this type of metastasis, the temporal bone is also a rare location. The temporal bone appears to be affected by metastatic tumors in discrete histopathologic patterns, with characteristic clinical presentations. In this study, we analyzed the records of 6 patients with skeletal sarcoma metastasis to the temporal bone, with an emphasis on histopathologic sections of human temporal bones. The most common site of sarcoma metastasis in the temporal bone was petrous apex in our series. Physicians should keep in mind that a sarcoma patient may manifest with ear findings due to temporal bone metastasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-777
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This project was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD U24 DC011968-01), the International Hearing Foundation, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and the 5M Lions International. Authors Hızlı and Kaya received the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Scholarship.


Dive into the research topics of 'A rare location for sarcoma metastasis: The temporal bone'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this