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Staphylococcus aureus cavernous sinus thrombosis mimicking complicated fungal sinusitis

July 5, 2012  |  Murat Songu, MD; Nazan Can, MD; Kazim Onal, MD; Secil Arslanoglu, MD; Nezahat Erdogan, MD; Aylin Kopar, MD; Ejder Ciger, MD


Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication of infections involving the paranasal sinuses or the middle one-third of the face. We report a challenging case of cavernous sinus thrombosis...

Spectrum of paranasal sinus mycoses in coastal India

June 4, 2012  |  Jyoti R. Kini, MD; Spoorthy S. Shetty, MBBS; Hema Kini, MD


Fungal infections of the nose and paranasal sinuses are uncommon, and the disease they cause can be identified from their histopathologic appearance. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of fungal infection and histopathologic changes...

Endoscopic view of an asymmetric roof of the ethmoid sinus

May 1, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

It is important to study the anatomy of the roof of the ethmoid sinus both preoperatively and intraopereatively, especially to determine whether there are differences in the height and thickness of the left and right sides.

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the nose and paranasal sinuses masquerading as a malignancy

May 1, 2012  |  Mohamed Amin, MD, FRCSI; Rohana Ali, AFRCS; Susan Kennedy, MD; Conrad Timon, MD, FRCSI


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the nose and paranasal sinuses is a rare entity that exhibits a diverse histologic pattern that can mimic malignant tumors clinically and radiologically. We present a case of IMT in an 88-year-old man who presented with an aggressive...

Osteoid osteoma of the ethmoid sinus: A rare diagnosis

May 1, 2012  |  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...

Endoscopic view of the ostium of the posterior ethmoid sinus

April 1, 2012  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, and Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS

The anterior cells of the ehtmoid sinus, located anterior to the basal lamella, vary in number and size and always drain into the middle meatus. The posterior ethmoid cells, located posterior to the basal lamella, drain into the superior meatus.The drainage pathway of the posterior ethmoid...

A case of extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma of the ethmoid sinus: A distinct clinical entity at an unusual site

February 18, 2012  |  Sandeep Lerra, MS(ENT), Tanvir Nazir, MS(ENT), Nazir Khan, MS(ENT), Mir Sajjad Qadri, MS(ENT), and Nisar H. Dar, MS(ENT)


Angiofibromas of the head and neck usually arise from the nasopharynx in adolescent boys. The term extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma (ENA) has been applied to vascular fibrous nodules that arise outside the nasopharynx. Because the clinical characteristics of ENA are not...

Angiomatous ethmoidochoanal polyp in an infant: Case report

November 22, 2011  |  Nuno Oliveira, MD, Nuno Trigueiros, MD, Delfim Duarte, MD, and Manuel Rodrigues eRodrigues, MD


Nasal polyps are rare in children younger than 10 years. We describe the case of an infant girl who had undergone a traumatic intubation at birth that had resulted in nasal bleeding. At the age of 5 months, she was brought to us with an obstructive left nasal mass. Imaging...

Endoscopic views of ostia of the anterior wall of the ethmoid bulla

October 27, 2011  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, and Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS

Cholesteatoma of the nose and maxillary and ethmoid sinuses: A rare complication of palatal surgery

September 21, 2011  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


A 10-year-old boy presented with a complaint of a left-sided nasal obstruction with an associated foul-smelling discharge. Physical examination and anterior rhinoscopy revealed that a whitish, friable mass had completely filled the left nasal cavity. On computed tomography, a...

Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor involving the sinuses

July 14, 2011  |  Tashneem Harris, MBChB, FC ORL(SA), Estie Meyer, MBChB, FC ORL(SA), Darlene E. Lubbe, MBChB, FC ORL(SA), Werner Smit, MBChB, FC Plast Surg(SA), and Chris Walker, MBChB, FC Path(SA) Anat


Proliferating trichilemmal tumor (PTT) is a rare adnexal neoplasm that arises from the outer sheath of the hair follicle. It is believed that PTTs originate in trichilemmal cysts. These tumors have the potential for malignant transformation; when this occurs, the tumor is known...

Endoscopic view of bilateral Haller cell ostia

June 14, 2011  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS


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