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Primary myxoma of the temporal bone in a 17-year-old boy: case report.
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PMID:  11322458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Only two cases of primary intracranial myxomas have been described previously in the literature: one patient had a primary intracranial myxoma in the pituitary fossa, and the other patient's myxoma was located in the posterior fossa. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A rare case of primary myxoma of the temporal bone in a 17-year-old boy is described. The patient presented with a history of progressive left-sided hearing loss and increasing headaches of a few months' duration. INTERVENTION: An initial draining procedure in the left ear revealed extant mucous material, and further investigation showed a large calcified lesion involving the petrous and temporal bones and filling the middle fossa. At surgery, a large mucoid-appearing tumor was removed. The tumor pathology revealed a primary myxoma with bone and meningeal involvement. No clinical or histopathological evidence that it was a metastatic lesion was found. CONCLUSION: The features of myxomas on computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging, the histopathology, and surgical considerations are discussed.
R J Osterdock; S Greene; C R Mascott; R Amedee; B E Crawford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0148-396X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-26     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  945-7; discussion 947-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Myxoma / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Stereotaxic Techniques
Temporal Bone / surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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