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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 4 Issue: 5

Idiopathic Mastoid Osteoma

David J Mener and C Matthew Stewart*
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. C. Matthew Stewart, MD, PhD, FACS,
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 601 N. Caroline Street, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Received: September 26, 2015 Accepted: October 12, 2015 Published: October 17, 2015
Citation: Mener DJ, Stewart CM (2015) Idiopathic Mastoid Osteoma. J Otol Rhinol 4:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000253


In this case report, we describe the rare case of an idiopathic mastoid osteoma. A 40 year old woman complained of tenderness over her right mastoid during exercise and changes in head position. Medical treatment was initially offered with topical corticosteroids, capsaicin, and conservative cervical physical therapy. When her symptoms did not ameliorate, surgical management was then offered. Appropriate surgical planning included computed tomography with threedimensional reconstructions. A mastoidectomy through a postauricular incision for resection was then performed. The osteoma was then removed en bloc with final pathology consistent with a benign compact osteoma of the right mastoid.

Keywords: Mastoid Osteoma; Computed Tomography reconstruction; Facial nerve preservation

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