The first eletrocnic Journal of Otolaryngology in the world
ISSN: 1809-9777

E-ISSN: 1809-4864


Year: 1999  Vol. 3   Num. 3  - Jul/Set - (4º)
Section: Original Article
Giant cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex: report of a case
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

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.

All right reserved. Prohibited the reproduction of papers
without previous authorization of FORL © 1997- 2024