Cavernous Hemangiomas of the Temporal Bone
Corresponding AuthorChristine Dinh
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami
A B S T R A C T
Objective: We report two cases of cavernous hemangioma of the temporal bone and review the relevant literature. Design: Retrospective report of two cases and review of the English literature concerning cavernous hemangiomas of the ear via PubMed. Results: A 46-year-old male was found to have a large external auditory canal vascular mass. Excision of mass with endaural approach was taken and diagnosis was confirmed with histopathology. Also, a 35-yearold female was found to have an internal auditory canal vascular mass. Retrosigmoid craniotomy was performed for resection and diagnosis was confirmed with histopathology. Less than 120 case reports of cavernous hemangiomas of the ear were identified and analyzed. Conclusion: Cavernous hemangiomas of the ear are rare vascular tumors of the head and neck that can cause symptoms requiring histopathological diagnosis and surgical treatment.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Sat 28, Dec 2019
Accepted: Mon 13, Jan 2020
Published: Tue 28, Jan 2020
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