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Diagnosis and management of middle ear osteomas: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  9509728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteomas of the middle ear are exceedingly rare benign neoplasms. To date, 16 cases have been reported in the literature, the vast majority of which appear as middle ear masses in young males with a progressive conductive hearing loss. In most patients, the diagnosis is confirmed by computed tomography (CT) or at the time of surgical exploration. Although these lesions have been described as slow-growing, no long-term follow-up has been reported. We present the seventeenth case of a middle ear osteoma in a 33-year-old man who remains asymptomatic and without evidence of tumor growth after nine years of follow-up. We suggest that asymptomatic middle ear osteomas can be appropriately managed without removal in a select group of patients.
J H Greinwald; E J Simko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-27     Completed Date:  1998-04-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-6, 138-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Ear, Middle*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic
Osteoma / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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