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2022 Jun

Maedica (Bucur)



Fibrous Dysplasia of the Temporal Bone: a Demanding Entity for Radiologists and ENT Surgeons.


Lianou AD, Martini T, Tsimos K, Zarachi A, Kastanioudakis I, Mouselimi M
Maedica (Bucur). 2022 Jun; 17(2):524-527.
PMID: 36032594.


Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare, benign, chronic, slowly progressive bone disorder characterized by the replacement of normal bone and bone marrow by fibrous tissue, leading to deformity, pain and functional impairment. It was considered a disease of unknown etiology, uncertain pathogenesis and diverse histopathology. It was later discovered that was caused by a non-heritable activating mutation in the á-subunit gene of the stimulatory G-protein coding gene. Temporal bone involvement is the least frequently reported type, especially in children. The purpose of the current manuscript was to report a rare case of fibrous dysplasia of the left temporal bone of a 17-year-old child who came to the emergency room of our hospital with otalgia and progressive hearing loss on the left ear.