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Evaluation and Treatment of Malignant Tumours of the Temporal Bone

  • Ophir Handzel
  • Ziv Gil
Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)

Abstract

Malignant tumours of the temporal bone are rare, aggressive tumours, which carry substantial risks for morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis of patients with temporal bone cancers (TBCs) is often delayed, as early symptoms often imitate similar and more common conditions such as otitis externa and aural polyps. This delay is likely to have a detrimental effect on treatment and outcome. If symptoms persist or signs are compatible with a malignancy, a high index of suspicion for cancer must be maintained.

Keywords

Facial Nerve Basal Cell Carcinoma Temporal Bone Tympanic Membrane External Auditory Canal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Cochlear Implant Program, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Maxillofacial SurgeryTel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Head and Neck Surgery Unit, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Maxillofacial SurgeryTel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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