Histopathology of metastatic temporal bone tumors

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991 Feb;117(2):189-93. doi: 10.1001/archotol.1991.01870140077010.


Temporal bone metastasis is now being reported with increasing frequency. To understand the process of temporal bone metastasis, complete histologic evaluation of the temporal bones is essential. In this study, 60 temporal bones from 33 patients were evaluated. Different patterns of temporal bone involvement were noted depending on the mode of spread to the temporal bone. Involvement of the temporal bone usually occurs late in the disease process and is often asymptomatic.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Ear, Middle / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Petrous Bone / pathology
  • Skull Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skull Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Temporal Bone* / pathology