Osteoblastoma of the temporal bone presenting as facial paralysis

Robert M. Naclerio, Herman A. Jenkins, Jacques A. Herzog

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Osteoblastomas of the head region are rare lesions. This paper describes a case of a 4-year-old child with an osteoblastoma of the temporal bone presenting as a facial paralysis. Only 6 previous cases have been reported and none with nerve involvement. A review of the tumor, its differential diagnosis, clinical course and management is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1985


  • facial paralysis
  • osteoblastoma
  • temporal bone


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