An Unusual Location of Osteochondroma: Temporal Bone

J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Oct;28(7):e614-e616. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003593.


Osteochondromas are the most common benign tumor of the bones which are cartilage-capped exophytic lesions that arises from the bone cortex. They usually seen in the axial skeleton, especially around the metaphysis of long bone but seldom in the head and neck region. The majority of patients in the head and neck region affect the mandibular area. To our knowledge, this is the first reported patient with an osteochondroma of the temporal bone in the English literature. A patient with temporal bone osteochondroma and its surgical treatment are here described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Osteochondroma / surgery*
  • Skull Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Temporal Bone*
  • Young Adult