Mastoid Osteoma – Is “Trauma” A Possible Etiologic Factor

  • Pirabu Sakthivel Department of ENT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Rijendra Yogal Department of ENT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Kapil Sikka Department of ENT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Alok Thakar Department of ENT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Madhu Rajeshwari Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

A 19 year old female presented with painful postaural swelling of three years duration with preceding history of trauma. Clinically and radilogically the diagnosis of mastoid osteoma was made. As patient was symptomatic the osteoma was removed and cortical mastoidectomy was done. We emphasise that symptomatic mastoid osteomas must be treated early even if they are small in size to prevent the development of giant osteomas. The case is reported for its rarity with relevant review of literature.  To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report in which there is a definitive history of trauma preceding the development of osteoma suggesting its possible role as an inciting factor.

Author Biographies

Rijendra Yogal, Department of ENT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Junior resident, Department of otorhinolaryngology and Head  and Neck Surgery

Kapil Sikka, Department of ENT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Assistant professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

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Published
2017-09-30
How to Cite
SAKTHIVEL, Pirabu et al. Mastoid Osteoma – Is “Trauma” A Possible Etiologic Factor. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, [S.l.], v. 56, n. 207, p. 367-370, sep. 2017. ISSN 1815-672X. Available at: <http://jnma.com.np/jnma/index.php/jnma/article/view/3088>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017.