A huge osteoma of the middle ear.
ABSTRACT Osteomas of the middle ear are rare benign neoplasms. Most of the cases caused conductive hearing loss and others were asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally. We report a case of a huge middle ear osteoma along with compatible radiological findings filling the whole tympanum and the Eustachian tube, which caused intermittent otorrhea and conductive hearing loss.
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ABSTRACT: The application of endoscopic surgery for middle ear pathologies is rapidly increasing. At present, its main application is in the treatment of middle ear cholesteatoma. This report describes the application of this technique as treatment for some benign lesions that may involve the middle ear cleft. A retrospective chart review of six patients who underwent exclusive endoscopic tympanic cavity surgery for benign neoplasms was performed between November 2011 and January 2012. Based on charts, images, and surgical reports, data from the patients were summarized for further consideration. All of the six lesions were in the tympanic cavity without involvement of the mastoid region. An exclusive endoscopic transcanal approach was used in all cases. No patient showed signs or symptoms of pathology recurrence. Endoscopic transcanal excision of benign tympanic cavity neoplasms represents a safe procedure, with minimal morbidity and without external incisions or mastoidectomies.Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 02/2013; DOI:10.1007/s00405-013-2371-x · 1.61 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Osteomas of the middle ear are rare benign neoplasms. To date, only a few cases have been reported. Osteomas of the middle ear are small, single, usually unilateral, peduncular growths, off-white in color, with a smooth or multilobular surface, asymptomatic or causing functional disorders. The most common symptom is conductive hearing loss because of impingement of the ossicular chain. Some cases are asymptomatic and are diagnosed incidentally. We present two cases of incidentally detected middle ear osteoma. Based on a review of the main articles in the literature and analysis of two cases managed in our department, we describe the clinical spectrum, etiology, and management of middle ear osteomas.American journal of otolaryngology 03/2014; 35(4). DOI:10.1016/j.amjoto.2014.03.010 · 1.08 Impact Factor
Article: Multiple Osteomas in Middle Ear[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Since the first description of middle ear osteomas by Thomas in 1964, only few reports were published within the English literatures (Greinwalid et al., 1998; Shimizu et al., 2003; Cho et al., 2005; and Jang et al., 2009), and only one case of the multiple osteomas in middle ear was described by Kim et al., 2006, which arose from the promontory, lateral semicircular canal, and epitympanum. Here we describe a patient with multiple middle ear osteomas arising from the promontory, incus, Eustachian tube, and bony semicanal of tensor tympani muscle. This patient also contracted the chronic otitis media in the ipsilateral ear. The osteomas were successfully removed by performing type III tympanoplasty in one stage.08/2012; 2012:685932. DOI:10.1155/2012/685932