Treatment of fibro-osseous lesions at the pediatric skull base

Jeffrey C. Rastatter, Jeffrey Leonard, Patrick C. Walz*

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Abstract

Fibro-osseous lesions of the pediatric skull base are loosely associated group of bony lesions that are all uncommonly occurring clinical entities. Management differs significantly amongst the fibro-osseous lesions but clinical and radiographic presentation can overlap significantly. Fibro-osseous lesions include fibrous dysplasia, ossifying fibroma, osteoma, and aneurysmal bone cyst in addition to even less common lesions such as giant cell tumor of bone and osteosarcoma. In this chapter, the fibro-osseous lesions affecting the pediatric skull base will be reviewed with an emphasis on the clinical, radiographic, and management differences between diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-62
Number of pages9
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Ossifying fibroma
  • Pediatric endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Skull base fibro-osseus lesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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