Benign Skull Tumors Follow-up

Updated: Dec 18, 2014
  • Author: Draga Jichici, MD, FRCP, FAHA; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

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  • Postoperative care
  • Radiation therapy
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Further Inpatient Care

Inpatient care is not usually required unless skull-base surgery is needed for nerve decompression.

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Complications

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  • Cranial nerve palsy
  • Recurrence
    • Desmoplastic fibroma - 20-30%
    • Giant cell granuloma - 12-16%
    • Aneurysmal bone cyst - 40-50%
  • Wound infection
  • Malignant transformation
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Prognosis

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  • Prognosis is good if tumor is resected completely.
  • In malignant transformation of fibrous dysplasia and Paget disease, the prognosis depends on the malignant tumor that is finally diagnosed.
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Patient Education

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  • Reassure patients regarding the benign nature of the tumor.
  • Educate patients with Paget disease and fibrous dysplasia about the malignant potential of their disease.
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