Treatment of a local recurrence of a carcinoid tumor of the middle ear by extended subtotal petrosectomy

  title={Treatment of a local recurrence of a carcinoid tumor of the middle ear by extended subtotal petrosectomy},
  author={Birgit Knerer and Christian Matula and Soraya Youssefzadeh and Winfried Ulrich and Herwig Swoboda},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
A recurrence of a primary carcinoid tumor of the middle ear 15 years after radical tympanomastoidectomy is reported. An extended subtotal petrosectomy using a craniocervical approach with temporary infracondylar mandibulotomy was performed, since imaging studies demonstrated an extensive tumor with a close relationship to the tegmen tympani, facial nerve, and ascending and horizontal portions of the carotid canal. The tumor was metabolically inactive. Histopathological examination showed a… CONTINUE READING
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