Patterns of involvement of the temporal bone in metastatic and systemic malignancy

Norman T. Berlinger, Steven Koutroupas, George Adams, Robert H Maisel

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Abstract

The temporal bone appears to be involved with secondary malignant processes in discrete histologic patterns with rather characteristic clinical presentations. Five distinct types of involvement can be recognized: isolated metastasis from a distant primary tumor; direct extension from a regional primary tumor; meningeal carcinomatosis; leptomenin-geal extension from an intracranial primary tumor; and leukemic or lymphomatous infiltration. The typical histopathological patterns are described with correlative clinical symto-matolgy. Differential diagnosis is considered, and guidelines for surgical management are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-627
Number of pages9
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1980

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