Benign osteoblastoma of the temporal bone: case report and literature review

Am J Otolaryngol. 2001 May-Jun;22(3):211-4. doi: 10.1053/ajot.2001.23432.


We report a case of benign osteoblastoma of the temporal bone and a review of the literature. Osteoblastoma is a rare bony tumor that usually develops in the long bones or in the vertebral column. To our knowledge, this is the fourth reported case of benign osteoblastoma confined to the temporal bone, and it is the second such reported case to include facial paralysis as the initial symptom. Result of computed tomography scan, magnetic resonance imaging scan, and angiography are reported. The diagnosis and management of this type of lesion are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiography
  • Biopsy
  • Facial Paralysis / etiology
  • Facial Paralysis / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Osteoblastoma / complications
  • Osteoblastoma / diagnosis*
  • Osteoblastoma / therapy
  • Skull Neoplasms / complications
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skull Neoplasms / therapy
  • Temporal Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Temporal Bone / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed