Osteosarcoma of the temporal fossa with hemorrhagic presentation: Case report

Cargill H. Alleyne, Nicholas Theodore, Robert F. Spetzler, Stephen W. Coons

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OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Excluding tumors of hematopoietic origin, osteosarcomas are the most common bone tumor, although involvement of the brain or cranial base is rare. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 16-year-old girl with an osteosarcoma of the temporal fossa presented with an intracerebral hemorrhage. The management strategy of this lesion, including the operative interventions, is described. INTERVENTION: Several modes of treatment were undertaken, including radical resection of the cranial base lesion and excision of the cavernous sinus after a cervical internal carotid artery-to-middle cerebral artery vein bypass graft. CONCLUSION: The patient was alive and without evidence of disease 11 months after presentation but died shortly thereafter of complications related to adjuvant therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-451
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000


  • Brain neoplasm
  • Cranial base surgery
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Skull base surgery
  • Vein bypass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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