Inverting papilloma of the temporal bone

Anna M. Pou, Jeffrey T. Vrabec

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Objectives: Inverting papilloma of the temporal bone is exceedingly rare. The objective is to familiarize the clinician with the clinical presentation and prognosis of this entity. Study Design: Retrospective case study and literature review. Methods: Published reports of inverting papillomas originating in the temporal bone were reviewed in conjunction with two cases presenting at the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX). Results: Inverting papillomas of the temporal bone are frequently associated with persistent middle ear effusion and ipsilateral sinonasal tumors and display a higher incidence of malignancy. Conclusions: Successful management of these tumors requires an aggressive surgical resection. Adjuvant radiation therapy is recommended in patients with malignant changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


  • Inverting papilloma
  • Metaplasia
  • Otitis media
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Temporal bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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