Metastatic carcinoma of the temporal bone is being reported with increasing frequency. A literature review reveals 16 new cases reported in the past 2 years. In this article we present the first case of vaginal squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to the temporal bone reported in the literature. The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnostic difficulties of metastatic carcinoma to the temporal bone are discussed.
1University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
3Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.
4Reprint requests: J.P. Corey, M.D., Section of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Chicago, Box 412, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.