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Cervical sympathetic chain paraganglioma: A report of 2 cases and a literature review

March 19, 2014  |  Rahul Seth, MD; Manzoor Ahmed, MD; Aaron P. Hoschar, MD; Benjamin G. Wood, MD; Joseph Scharpf, MD

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We review 2 cases of surgically and pathologically confirmed paraganglioma of the cervical sympathetic chain. Both patients-a 46-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman-were treated surgically. Intraoperatively, both tumors were found to be hypervascular and arising from the...

Endoscopic modified Lothrop approach for the excision of bilateral frontal sinus tumors

March 19, 2014  |  Jiun Fong Thong, MRCS; Deyali Chatterjee, MD; Siew Yoong Hwang, FRCS

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We describe the use of an endoscopic modified Lothrop approach for clearance of an extensive sinonasal-type hemangiopericytoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses with bilateral frontal sinus involvement in a 44-year-old woman. The modified Lothrop approach is...

Organized hematoma of the maxillary sinus: A clinicopathologic study of 5 cases

February 12, 2014  |  Hidenori Yokoi, MD, PhD; Atsushi Arakawa, MD, PhD; Fumihiko Matsumoto, MD, PhD; Naoko Yokoi, MD, PhD; Katsuhisa Ikeda, MD, PhD; and Naoyuki Kohno, MD, PhD

Abstract

Organized hematoma of the maxillary sinus is rare. Its pathogenesis is still not clear, and it appears to have multiple causes. We report the clinical, clinicopathologic, and immunohistochemical findings in 5 patients-3 men and 2 women, aged 19 to 68 years (mean: 40.2)-with...

Osteochondroma of the nasal dorsum presenting as a nasal hump

February 12, 2014  |  Hakan Tutar, MD; Aykut Erdem Dinc, MD; Omer Uluoglu, MD; and Metin Yilmaz, MD

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We describe the case of a 24-year-old man who underwent open septorhinoplasty for the treatment of progressive nasal disfigurement caused by a nasal hump. Postoperative histopathology of the resected hump revealed that it was an osteochondroma. The patient showed no evidence of...

A case of bilateral internal auditory canal osteomas

January 21, 2014  |  Maria K. Brake, MD; David P. Morris, MD, FRCS(C); Jonathan Trites, MD, FRCS(C); S. Mark Taylor, MD, FRCS(C); Rene G. Van Wijhe, PhD; Robert D. Hart, MD, FRCS(C)

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Osteomas of the skull base are rare, benign, slowly progressing growths of dense cortical bone. Osteomas occurring in the internal auditory canal are extremely rare. These lesions have sometimes been linked with dizziness, sensorineural hearing loss, and/or tinnitus. Although...

The endoscopic transnasal paraseptal approach to a sphenoid sinus osteoma: Case report and literature review

December 20, 2013  |  Frank Rikki Canevari, MD; Georgios Giourgos, MD; Andrea Pistochini, MD

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Osteomas are the most common benign tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Their symptoms, which are nonspecific, occur as the result of a blocked nasal airflow or, in some rare cases, the involvement of nearby structures. Isolated sphenoid sinus osteomas are very rare, as...

Chronic facial pain and Meckel cave masses as the initial presentation of neurosarcoidosis: A case report

December 20, 2013  |  Graham M. Strub, PhD; Jaime E. Moore, MD; Andrew T. Huang, MD; Aaron W. Stevenson, MD; Evan R. Reiter, MD, FACS

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Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease that can affect virtually every organ system, leading to a wide variety of clinical manifestations. Central nervous system involvement producing neurologic symptoms can occur in patients with sarcoidosis, yet rarely are these...

Transglottic laryngeal paraganglioma: A rare location for this tumor

December 20, 2013  |  Secil Arslanoglu, MD; M. Zafer Uguz, MD; Demet Etit, MD; Murat Ermete, MD

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Laryngeal paragangliomas are rare neoplasms that originate in the neural crest cells of the laryngeal paraganglia. Although the vast majority of these tumors are benign, they exhibit different types of biologic behavior that require different treatment modalities. Therefore,...

A case and a series of published cases of esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) in which long-standing paraneoplastic SIADH had preceded ENB diagnosis

October 24, 2013  |  Uri Gabbay, MD, MPH; Leonor Leider-Trejo, MD; Gideon Marshak, MD; Merav Gabbay, MD; and Dan M. Fliss, MD

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Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) is a rare tumor of the olfactory mucosa. We treated a 50-year-old man with an ENB in the right ethmoid sinus who had been diagnosed 16 years earlier with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) of unknown cause. When the ENB...

Nasopharyngeal yolk sac tumors: A rare pediatric occurrence

August 22, 2013  |  Belinda Mantle, MD and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Symptoms of yolk sac tumors depend on the site affected. The characteristic finding is rapid growth over a few weeks.

Mummified leiomyoma of the midline anterior neck: Case report and literature review

August 22, 2013  |  Jacob Minor, MD; Mona Rizeq, MD; and Todd Wine, MD

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Leiomyomas are benign smooth-muscle tumors that have only rarely been reported in the head and neck. Extensive calcification (mummification) is occasionally seen in deep somatic soft-tissue leiomyomas, which represent a rare subtype. We describe a case of mummified leiomyoma of...

Peripheral osteoma of the hard palate

August 22, 2013  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO, PhD

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Peripheral osteomas of the hard palate are relatively rare. Two cases of osteoma of the hard palate are reported, along with a review of the literature.

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