Skull Base 2008; 18(6): 411-415
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087224
CASE REPORT

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Spontaneous Hearing Improvement in a Patient with an Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Temporal Bone

Javier Galindo1 , Luis Lassaletta1 , Eugenia Garcia2 , Javier Gavilan1 , Maria Allona3 , Arantxa Royo3 , Mercedes Patrón2
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • 2Department of Pathology, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • 3Department of Radiology, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
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Publication History

Publication Date:
07 October 2008 (online)

ABSTRACT

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare lesion of unknown etiology and difficult diagnosis. The treatment of IMT is controversial. We report a case of IMT of the temporal bone in a young man presenting with a progressive hearing loss. Three years after diagnosis, partial hearing improvement has been documented.

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Javier Galindo, M.D. 

Department of Otolaryngology, La Paz University Hospital, Secretaria ORL

Paseo de la Castellana 261, Madrid 28046, Spain

Email: [email protected]