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Metastatic adenocarcinoma of the temporal bone

  • W. K. Kedjanyi (a1), A. P. Bath (a1), R. Y. Ball (a2), A. A. Hosni (a1) and M. Wickstead (a1)...

Abstract

Metastatic carcinoma involving the temporal bone is extremely rare. A case is reported with an unusual presentation – recurrent episodes of acute mastoiditis. Mastoid exploration and biopsy established the diagnosis. We believe this to be the first reported case to present in this manner.

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Mr A. P. Bath, Department of Otolaryngology, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Brunswick Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 3SR.

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Metastatic adenocarcinoma of the temporal bone

  • W. K. Kedjanyi (a1), A. P. Bath (a1), R. Y. Ball (a2), A. A. Hosni (a1) and M. Wickstead (a1)...

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