The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Case Report

Capillary Venous Malformation With Secondary Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of Temporal Bone


Department of Head and Neck – Otology and Neurotology, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy


Neurosurgery Department, University Hospital of Parma, via Gramsci, Parma, Italy


Neuroradiology Unit, Radiology Department, University Hospital of Parma, via Gramsci, Parma, Italy

J Int Adv Otol 2021; 17: 471-474
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2021.8124
Read: 1045 Downloads: 575 Published: 01 September 2021

Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) arising from vascular malformation are extremely rare, and none have been reported in the literature in English till now. We report a very rare case of secondary ABC of left temporal bone in a 5-year-old Caucasian boy who presented with a left sudden facial palsy associated with a painless non-tender mass of the left temporo-parietal region. The computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features were suggestive of ABC secondary to a capillary venous malformation, with concurrent involvement of the squamous, mastoid, and petrous portions of the temporal bone. Surgical resection was performed. On follow-up, the patient was found to be doing well.

Cite this article as: Canzano F, Giombelli E, Cerasti D, Corradi D, Falcioni M. Capillary venous malformation with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst of temporal bone. J Int Adv Otol. 2021; 17(5): 471-474.

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