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Mastoiditis secondary to metastatic lung carcinoma: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21854691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:We present a case report and systematic review of acute mastoiditis caused by metastatic lung cancer.Case report:A 62-year-old woman developed acute mastoiditis as a complication of otitis media. Cortical mastoidectomy revealed deposits of metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma around the sigmoid sinus. The patient had previously received treatment for lung cancer, but was thought to be in remission.Discussion:A literature review confirmed that this is the first reported case of mastoiditis caused by metastatic lung cancer. Only four similar case reports were identified: two caused by breast carcinoma, one by renal cell carcinoma and one by cholangiocarcinoma. Post-mortem histopathological studies suggest that temporal bone metastasis occurs in 22 per cent of oncology cases.Conclusion:This is the first reported case of mastoiditis caused by metastatic lung cancer. Metastasis to the temporal bone is not uncommon, but rarely causes mastoiditis.
P J Clamp; A H Jardine
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester, UK.
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