Giant cell reparative granuloma of the temporal bone

Acta Otolaryngol. 2001 Jun;121(4):523-8.


Giant cell reparative granuloma (GCRG) is an uncommon non-neoplastic lesion that typically occurs in the mandible and maxilla: however, its involvement with the temporal bone is rare. It is usually misdiagnosed as a giant cell tumor. Although regarded as a benign process, GCRG may be locally aggressive. In this paper, we describe two cases of GCRG of the temporal bone and review the pertinent literature published in English. The clinical course, histological evaluation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of GCRG of the temporal bone were investigated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fibroblasts / pathology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Granuloma, Giant Cell / diagnostic imaging*
  • Granuloma, Giant Cell / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Temporal Bone / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed