Cavernous haemangioma of the temporal bone

D. S. Buchanan, P. A. Fagan*, J. Turner

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Cavernous haemangioma of the temporal bone is a rare lesion and nearly always of limited extent. A case of a large and rapidly progressive temporal bone haemangioma in a child is presented. Negative angiography led to biopsy at which profuse and troublesome haemorrhage was encountered. Subsequent Red Blood Cell labelled scan demonstrated blood pooling in the lesion. The combination of positive RBC labelled scan and negative angiography can only occur in lesions in which blood pooling takes place, enabling biopsy with its hazards to be avoided. The tumour was resected using a skull base, infratemporal approach. Morbidity was minimal. There was no evidence of recurrence at a 15 month follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1086-1088
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Haemangioma, cavernous
  • Temporal bone


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