|Year : 1978 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 50-54
Eosinophilic granuloma of the temporal bone- its clinical manifestations and management
Jyotsna M Kirtane1, MV Kirtane2, PP Karnik2
1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, J. J. Group of Hospitals, Bombay., India
2 E.N.T. Department, K.E.M. Hospital, Pared, Bombay-400 012, India
Eosinophilic granuloma is a variety of Histiocytosis-X. Its etiology is unknown. When it involves the temporal bone it may mimic chronic otitis media, or a mastoid abscess, very often leading to an erroneous diagnosis. Its X-ray appearance and histopathology are characteristic. Infiltration with eosinophils and histiocytes is a constant feature. Very good results are achieved with surgery accompanied by radiotherapy. In this series of 3 patients, one patient presented with facial paralysis and another one with bilateral post-auricular swellings. The first 2 cases were diagnosed only after surgery and histopathological examination of the tissue removed, while the third case was diagnosed pre-operatively on clinical and radiological findings.
Jyotsna M Kirtane
Department of Paediatric Surgery, J. J. Group of Hospitals, Bombay.
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