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Head Neck Oncol. 2011 Mar 11;3:15. doi: 10.1186/1758-3284-3-15.

Fibrous dysplasia and aneurysmal bone cyst of the skull base presenting with blindness: a report of a rare locally aggressive example.

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh-Saudi Arabia. abdullahast@hotmail.com

Abstract

Fibrous dysplasia (FD) and aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) are uncommon benign intraosseous lesions. Simultaneous occurrence of both lesions is extremely rare. We present an example of concomitant FD and ABC in a 7 year-old with left eye blindness and discharge of one month duration. Physical examination revealed a proptotic left eye and bulging of the hard palate. CT and MRI are consistent with FD and ABC that involved the sphenoid and ethmoidal bones bilaterally. Incomplete combined endonasalcranial resection was performed. The patient presented five months postoperatively with a large recurrence and subsequent follow up was lost. Concomitant FD with ABC may occur in paranasal sinuses and may develop rapidly and exhibit locally aggressive behavior.

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21396116
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PMC3063217
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10.1186/1758-3284-3-15
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