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Primary Ewing sarcoma of the petrous temporal bone: an exceptional cause of facial palsy and deafness in a nursling.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16721746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Primary Ewing sarcoma affecting the skull base in general and the petrous bone in particular is extremely rare with only 4 reports of Ewing sarcoma arising in the petrous temporal bone in the international medical literature. METHODS: The authors report for the first time a case of a primary Ewing sarcoma of the petrous temporal bone in a 5-month-old nursling, which became apparent with a complete peripheral facial palsy and ipsilateral surdity. RESULTS: The neoformation was treated by systemic chemotherapy and radiation of the tumor region. The diagnostic steps, therapy, and development of the child are described in detail; the literature concerning Ewing sarcoma originating from the skull in general and from the petrous temporal bone in particular is reviewed. CONCLUSIONS: The highlights of this case are an extremely uncommon location, an unusual age of presentation, as well as a unique set of symptoms.
Jens Pfeiffer; Carsten Christof Boedeker; Gerd Jürgen Ridder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1043-3074     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-20     Completed Date:  2007-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  955-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Freiburg Medical School, Killianstrasse 5, 79106 Freiburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Combined Modality Therapy
Deafness / etiology*
Facial Paralysis / etiology*
Petrous Bone*
Radiotherapy Dosage
Sarcoma, Ewing's / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  radiotherapy
Skull Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  radiotherapy
Treatment Outcome

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