Osteoblastoma of the temporal bone presenting as facial paralysis

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1985 Mar;8(3):253-62. doi: 10.1016/s0165-5876(85)80086-0.


Osteoblastomas of the head region are rare lesions. This paper describes a case of a 4-year-old child with an osteoblastoma of the temporal bone presenting as a facial paralysis. Only 6 previous cases have been reported and none with nerve involvement. A review of the tumor, its differential diagnosis, clinical course and management is presented.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Bone Neoplasms / complications*
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery
  • Child, Preschool
  • Facial Paralysis / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Osteoma, Osteoid / complications*
  • Osteoma, Osteoid / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteoma, Osteoid / pathology
  • Osteoma, Osteoid / surgery
  • Radiography
  • Temporal Bone*