Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Primary Angiosarcoma of the Temporal Bone in a 55-year old Male with Audiovestibular Symptoms

Matthew Gordon Crowson1, Robert Yeung2, Kevin Higgins1, Simon Raphael3 and Vincent Lin1*
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Canada
2Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada
3Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada
Corresponding author : Vincent Lin
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room M1-102, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
Tel: 416-480-6100 (ext. 7251); Fax: 416-480-5761
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 27, 2013 Accepted: September 15, 2013 Published: October 25, 2013
Citation: Crowson MG, Yeung R, Higgins K, Raphael S, Lin V (2013) Primary Angiosarcoma of the Temporal Bone in a 55-year-old Male with Audiovestibular Symptoms. J Otol Rhinol 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000132

Abstract

Primary Angiosarcoma of the Temporal Bone in a 55-year old Male with Audiovestibular Symptoms

We report a case of a 55-year-old man who presented with a history of new audiovestibular symptoms in context of chronic right ear and mastoid pain. Imaging demonstrated severe bony erosion of the temporal bone, and urgent mastoidectomy revealed a mass suspicious for spindle cell variant squamous cell carcinoma. An extensive en-bloc resection was completed, and final pathology indicated high grade angiosarcoma. We detail the imaging and pathological techniques employed that led to this diagnosis. This is the eighth case of primary angiosarcoma of the temporal bone reported in literature, and possibly the first ever recorded in an adult male.

Keywords: Angiosarcoma; Temporal bone; Skull base

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