Giant cell tumour of the temporal bone presenting as vertigo.


We report a case of giant cell tumour of the temporal bone arising in a 31-year-old man. The presenting symptoms were unusual, being rotational vertigo, unilateral tinnitus, and hearing loss. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed a large mass within the right temporal bone and the infratemporal fossa. The radiological appearance was suggestive of an aggressive primary neoplasm arising within bone. Biopsy and subsequent resection showed a giant cell tumour of bone. The tumour was histological grade 1. At two-year follow-up, there was no evidence of tumour recurrence or metastasis.

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@article{McCluggage1995GiantCT, title={Giant cell tumour of the temporal bone presenting as vertigo.}, author={W Glenn McCluggage and Graham B McBride and William J Primrose and Jarrod Cullan and Edward J. McNaboe and Hoshang Bharucha and T. Fannin}, journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology}, year={1995}, volume={109 6}, pages={538-41} }