Giant cell reparative granuloma of the petrous temporal bone: A case report and literature review

Joy C. Williams, William E Thorell, John S. Trêves, Mary E. Fidler, Gary Floyd Moore, Lyal G. Leibrock

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Giant cell reparative granuloma (GCRG) is an unusual, benign bone lesion that most commonly affects the maxilla and mandible; skull involvement is rare. The etiology is uncertain but may be related to trauma. GCRG is difficult to distinguish from giant cell tumor of the bone and has a lower recurrence rate. Thirteen reports of temporal bone GCRG in 11 patients have been reported. One report of a petrous GCRG in a 3-year-old girl has been identified. A 38-year-old male presented with a 2-year history of fullness in his left ear, ipsilateral hearing loss, and intermittent cacosmia. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large left-sided anterior temporal extradural mass. The patient underwent a left frontotemporal craniotomy and resection of a left temporal fossa tumor that involved the petrous and squamous parts of the temporal bone. The patient's post-operative course was uneventful, except for increased hearing loss secondary to opening of the epitympanum. Follow-up at one month revealed no other problems. Histopathology of the specimen was consistent with a giant cell reparative granuloma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalSkull Base Surgery
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 27 2000

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Petrous Bone
Giant Cell Granuloma
Temporal Bone
Hearing Loss
Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
Olfaction Disorders
Craniotomy
Maxilla
Mandible
Skull
Ear
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Bone and Bones
Recurrence
Wounds and Injuries
Neoplasms

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Giant cell reparative granuloma of the petrous temporal bone : A case report and literature review. / Williams, Joy C.; Thorell, William E; Trêves, John S.; Fidler, Mary E.; Moore, Gary Floyd; Leibrock, Lyal G.

In: Skull Base Surgery, Vol. 10, No. 2, 27.07.2000, p. 89-93.

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Williams, Joy C. ; Thorell, William E ; Trêves, John S. ; Fidler, Mary E. ; Moore, Gary Floyd ; Leibrock, Lyal G. / Giant cell reparative granuloma of the petrous temporal bone : A case report and literature review. In: Skull Base Surgery. 2000 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 89-93.
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