Guidelines for Treating Temporal Bone Carcinoma Based on Long-Term Outcomes

Guidelines for Treating Temporal Bone Carcinoma Based on Long-Term Outcomes

Andrea Bacciu, Ignazio Alessandro Clemente, Enrico Piccirillo, Silvano Ferrari, and Mario Sanna

Abstract
Objective: To describe our experience in the management of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone (TBSCC) and to identify factors predictive of outcome.

Conclusion: In this study, the Pittsburg staging system allowed an estimation of the prognosis. In fact, the prognosis of TBSCC was strictly correlated to tumor stage. The poor prognosis of advanced stage tumors underlines the importance of early diagnosis. Surgery with or without adjuvant radiotherapy remains the standard of care in the treatment of TBSCC.