Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Mastoid Mucocele: An Uncommon Alert of Fibrous Dysplasia Onset: Case Report and Literature Review

Davide Brotto1*, Ezio Caserta1, Elisa Lovo1, Renzo Manara2, Sara Ghiselli1, Patrizia Trevisi1, Alessandro Martini1 and Roberto Bovo1

1ENT Unit, Neurosciences Department, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
2Neuroradiology, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Via S. Allende 1, 89081, Salerno, Italy

*Correspondance to: Davide Brotto 

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Abstract

The Problem: Fibrous dysplasia affects bone metabolism determining nonmalignant osseous change. Craniofacial skeleton is usually affected and temporal bone involvement is uncommon. Furthermore, when a concomitant rare mastoid mucocele is already affecting the same region, the related diagnosis can be even more challenging.The
Methodology: Here we report a radiological and surgical case, with CT, MRI and surgical imaging of a patient affected by a mastoid mucocele to be considered as a first sign of fibrous dysplasia onset.Conclusions: Mastoid mucocele is a rare finding. To date, in medical literature only three cases are depicted. Etiology is still unknown even if multiple have been the hypothesis put forward. Although fibrous dysplasia temporal bone localization is well known, to our knowledge, this is the very first case in medical literature of a mastoid mucocele as an alert of fibrous dysplasia onset.

Keywords:

Mucocele; Mastoid; Temporal bone; Head CT; MRI

Citation:

Brotto D, Caserta E, Lovo E, Manara R, Ghiselli S, Trevisi P, et al. Mastoid Mucocele: An Uncommon Alert of Fibrous Dysplasia Onset: Case Report and Literature Review. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017; 2: 1486.

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