Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Skull Base Metastasis of a Breast Carcinoma

Ferri GG*, Castellucci A, Vecchio VD and Brandolini C

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Italy

*Correspondance to: Gian Gaetano Ferri 

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Skull base metastases from primary malignant tumors are relatively uncommon lesions. They usually originate from the breast, lung, prostate, skin, liver and cervix. We report a case of a 76 years old female complaining of dizziness, mild left hearing loss, tinnitus and recurring left facial paresis. A computed tomography scan of the temporal bones documented a much extended osteolytic lesion of the left temporal bone. A left mastoidectomy evidenced a soft-tissue etheroplastic mass involving diffusely the middle ear. Several bioptic specimens were obtained and the definite histopathological response was breast lobular carcinoma metastasiss.


Ferri GG, Castellucci A, Vecchio VD, Brandolini C. Skull Base Metastasis of a Breast Carcinoma. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1105.

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