Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 367–377 | Cite as

Selected Giant Cell Rich Lesions of the Temporal Bone

  • Anthony P. Martinez
  • Jorge Torres-Mora
Special Issue: Ear


Giant cell rich lesions of the temporal bone encompass a wide spectrum of disease that includes infectious, reactive, and neoplastic processes. When dealing with any lesion that can potentially involve bone, it is important to understand both the clinical presentation and to correlate the histologic findings with the radiologic imaging. This review discusses the clinical, the pathologic features including the differential diagnosis, and the treatment of some of the more commonly encountered giant cell rich entities in this region.


Temporal bone Sarcoidosis Chondroblastoma Tenosynovial giant cell tumor Giant cell reparative granuloma Langerhans cell histiocytosis 


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  1. 1.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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