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Osteoid osteoma of the ethmoid sinus: A rare diagnosis

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May 1, 2012
by E. Bradley Strong, MD; James R. Tate, MD; Dariusz Borys, MD


Osteoid osteomas are benign osseous lesions. They have seldom been described in the otolaryngology literature, and they are extremely rare in the ethmoid sinuses. We report a new case of osteoid osteoma of the ethmoid sinus in a 15-year-old girl. The workup consisted of computed tomography. Treatment involved local excision via an external ethmoidectomy approach. The diagnosis was based on histopathologic examination.

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