Capillary Hemangioma of the Temporal Bone

Authors

  • Jose Z. Fernando Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Quirino Memorial Medical Center
  • Rosario R. Ricalde Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Quirino Memorial Medical Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v32i1.183

Keywords:

Hemangioma, capillary hemangioma, temporal bone, middle ear

Abstract

Objective: To discuss a rare case of temporal bone capillary hemangioma, and its diagnosis and management.

Methods:

            Design:           Case Report

            Setting:           Tertiary Government Hospital

            Patient:           One

Results: A 44-year old woman with a history of on-and-off right ear discharge, tinnitus and decreased hearing, and a pinkish, smooth-surfaced, non-friable, non-pulsating mass occluding the right external auditory canal, was initially treated for chronic suppurative otitis media with aural polyp. A punch biopsy due to persistence of disease despite medical treatment revealed capillary hemangioma.  She underwent canal wall down mastoidectomy with obliteration to completely resect the tumor.

Conclusion: Capillary hemangiomas of the temporal bone are benign lesions that may lead to complications such as bone erosion, hearing loss, recurrent infection and bleeding if left untreated. Surgery remains the ideal treatment, and recurrence is rare and the prognosis is good if resection is complete.

Keywords: Hemangioma, capillary hemangioma, temporal bone, middle ear

 

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Published

2017-06-29

How to Cite

1.
Fernando JZ, Ricalde RR. Capillary Hemangioma of the Temporal Bone. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 29 [cited 2022 Jun. 29];32(1):37-40. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/183