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Year: 1999  Vol. 3   Num. 3  - July/Sept Print:
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Giant cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex: report of a case
Granuloma de colesterol gigante de ápice petroso: Relato de um caso
Author(s):
1Ricardo Ferreira Bento, 2Rodrigo A. Cataldo De La Cortina, 3Tanit Ganz Sanchez, 4Walmir P. de Assis D’Antonio, 5Cláudio Márcio Yudi Ikino, 6Rubens Vuono de Brito Neto
Abstract:

Cholesterol Granulomas of the Petrous Apex (CGPA) are frequently misdiagnosed because of their variable and initially subtle clinical manifestations. Diagnosis of these lesions include computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The authors report an interesting case of a giant cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex in a 37 year-old male with tinnitus and moderate hearing loss. Clinical and histological features, diagnosis and surgical treatment will be discussed.

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