Arch Craniofac Surg.  2017 Dec;18(4):273-276. 10.7181/acfs.2017.18.4.273.

Post-Traumatic Peripheral Giant Osteoma in the Frontal Bone

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. psjhhwang@daum.net

Abstract

Osteomas are benign, slow-growing tumors that most frequently occur in the craniomaxillofacial region. These tumors are mostly asymptomatic and are generally found incidentally. A giant osteoma is generally considered to be greater than 30 mm in diameter or 110 g in weight. A 35-year-old female presented to us with complaints of a firm mass that showed continuous growth on the forehead following trauma. A hairline incision was made to expose the osteoma. Biopsy of the tumor confirmed a osteoma. There were no complications after surgery. Postoperative computed tomography revealed that the tumor was completely removed. Because a peripheral giant osteoma of the frontal bone with a history of trauma is a rare finding, thorough history-taking, physical examination, and preoperative imaging tests are needed for patients with a history of trauma to rule out a giant osteoma.

Keyword

Osteoma; Forehead; Frontal bone

MeSH Terms

Adult
Biopsy
Female
Forehead
Frontal Bone*
Humans
Osteoma*
Physical Examination
Full Text Links
  • ACFS
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr