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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...

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

Abstract

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,...

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...

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

Abstract

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasal tract: An unusual cause of epistaxis

June 12, 2013  |  Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, MD, MAMS, FICR; Niranjan Khandelwal, MD, DipNB, FICR; Vivek Virmani, MD, DipNB, FRCR; Ashim Das, MD; and Naresh Panda, MS

Abstract

Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare hematologic malignancy with nonspecific clinical symptoms and imaging findings. We present a case of this entity that arose in the nasal tract of a 50-year-old man. The tumor was removed surgically, and the patient showed no...

Spindle cell lipoma of the larynx

June 12, 2013  |  Antonio D'Antonio, MD, PhD; Giampiero Mottola, MD; Alessia Caleo, MD; Maria Addesso, MD; and Amedeo Boscaino, MD

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Among the primary mesenchymal tumors of the hypopharynx and larynx, lipomas are rare. Macroscopically, they often resemble a retention cyst or laryngeal nodule. Spindle cell lipomas (SCLs) are an uncommon variant of lipoma. SCLs are extremely rare in the larynx; as far as we...

Giant cell tumor of the larynx: A case of malignant sarcomatous transformation

June 12, 2013  |  Richard J. Vivero, MD; Sandeep P. Dave, MD; Carmen R. Gomez, MD; and Donald T. Weed, MD

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We report what is to the best of our knowledge the first case of malignant transformation of a giant cell tumor of the larynx. The patient, a 34-year-old man, presented to our tertiary care university teaching hospital where he underwent hemilaryngopharyngectomy with radial...

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