Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Skull Base Metastasis of a Breast Carcinoma

Ferri GG*, Castellucci A, Vecchio VD and Brandolini C

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Italy

*Correspondance to: Gian Gaetano Ferri 

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Abstract

Skull base metastases from primary malignant tumors are relatively uncommon lesions. They usually originate from the breast, lung, prostate, skin, liver and cervix. We report a case of a 76 years old female complaining of dizziness, mild left hearing loss, tinnitus and recurring left facial paresis. A computed tomography scan of the temporal bones documented a much extended osteolytic lesion of the left temporal bone. A left mastoidectomy evidenced a soft-tissue etheroplastic mass involving diffusely the middle ear. Several bioptic specimens were obtained and the definite histopathological response was breast lobular carcinoma metastasiss.

Citation:

Ferri GG, Castellucci A, Vecchio VD, Brandolini C. Skull Base Metastasis of a Breast Carcinoma. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1105.

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