Eosinophilic granuloma of the temporal bone


Özagar M. A. , Korkmaz M., Ahıskalı A. R. , Tutkun A., Şehitoğlu M. A.

Marmara Medical Journal, vol.11, no.2, pp.91-95, 1998 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : Marmara Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-95

Abstract

Eosinophilic granuloma is the benign form of histiocytosis X, or Langerhan's cell histiocytosis. The most frequently affected bones include skull, pelvis, ribs and long bones. Involvement of the temporal bone is a rare manifestation of eosinophilic granuloma. When the disease occurs in the temporal bone, the patient may commonly present acute or chronic otitis media. We report a case of eosinophilic granuloma of the temporal bone presenting with purulent discharge.