ETHMOID OSTEOMA WITH FRONTAL AND FRONTOBASAL EXTENSION
Murat Coşar 1 * , Olcay Eser 1, Adem Aslan 1, Abdullah Ayçiçek 2, Sefa Dereköy 2, Hüsniye Dilek 3
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1 Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
2 Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
3 Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
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Abstract

Paranasal sinus osteomas are benign slow growing tumors, occasionally known to cause complications for a long time. Frontobasal extension of paranasal sinus osteoma is an uncommon localization. We present a 20 year-old-man admitted to our clinic with a complaint of pus drainage and wound from forehead for 2 weeks. The radiological images of the patient revealed a mass mimicking osteoma and extending into the frontal sinus and frontobasal area with a chronic infection. The patient was initiated antibiotics for 2 weeks and the mass was extirped through the destructed anterior wall of frontal sinus. The histopathological diagnosis was osteoma and the patient was discharged uneventfully at the 7th day after the operation.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82575

EUR J GEN MED, 2008 - Volume 5 Issue 1, pp. 48-50

Publication date: 15 Jan 2008

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