Fibrous dysplasia of the temporal bone: report of a case and a review of its characteristics.

@article{Papadakis2000FibrousDO,
  title={Fibrous dysplasia of the temporal bone: report of a case and a review of its characteristics.},
  author={Chariton E. Papadakis and Charalampos E. Skoulakis and Emmanuel P. Prokopakis and Antonios A Nikolidakis and John G. Bizakis and George A. Velegrakis and Emmanuel S. Helidonis},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={52-7}
}
Fibrous dysplasia is an uncommon benign disorder of unknown etiology. It represents a disturbance of normal bone development--specifically a defect in osteoblastic differentiation and maturation that originates in the mesenchymal precursor of the bone. Because fibrous dysplasia shows a predilection for the facial and cranial bones, where it causes deformity and dysfunction, the disease is of particular interest to the otolaryngologist. In this paper, we report a case of fibrous dysplasia of the… CONTINUE READING
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