Bilateral osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bones

A rare complication of radiotherapy

Masyita Gaffar, Roslinda Abdurrahman, Suraya Aziz, Asma Abdullah

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Abstract

Osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone is a rare complication of radiotherapy treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We report the case of a 72-year-old man with osteoradionecrosis of bilateral temporal bones three years after completion of radiation therapy for NPC. He presented to us with chronic ear discharge secondary to persistent right chronic otitis media for the past 15 years. Pure tone audiometry showed bilateral moderate mixed hearing loss. A right cortical mastoidectomy showed extensive granulation tissue in the mastoid cavity. Recovery was uneventful but required the use of hearing aids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume10
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Osteoradionecrosis
Temporal Bone
Radiotherapy
Mixed Conductive-Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Pure-Tone Audiometry
Mastoid
Hearing Aids
Granulation Tissue
Otitis Media
Ear
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Complication osteonecrosis
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Radiotherapy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Bilateral osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bones : A rare complication of radiotherapy. / Gaffar, Masyita; Abdurrahman, Roslinda; Aziz, Suraya; Abdullah, Asma.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2014, p. 289-292.

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