Case report| Volume 12, ISSUE 4, P489-492, May 2005

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Petrous bone osteoblastoma invading the cavernous sinus


      A 45-year old female was admitted complaining of double vision. A CT scan revealed a mass originating from the petrous part of the temporal bone with infiltration of the cavernous sinus. The patient was operated and a subtotal excision of the tumor was achieved. Pathological examination revealed benign osteoblastoma. During an 18 year follow up period, no progression of tumor has been detected.


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