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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2015|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.