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Chondromyxoid fibroma of the nasal septum: Case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  21544896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND.: Chondromyxoid fibroma (CMF) is a rare bone tumor, accounting for less than 0.5% of all bone tumors, with a predilection for lower extremity bone metaphyses. Involvement of the head and neck is extremely rare, with only 3 cases reported in the nasal septum in world literature. METHODS.: This is a case report of a CMF in the nasal septum of a 49-year-old woman with a 6-month history of congestion. MRI showed a bilobed mass originating from the nasal septum. Histologic and immunoperoxidase staining as well as electron microscopic studies were performed. A literature review was performed. RESULTS.: The patient underwent a midface-degloving approach for surgical resection. The final pathology was prototypic of CMF. The patient was disease-free 16 months postoperatively. CONCLUSIONS.: CMF is a rare, benign neoplasm occasionally occurring in the head and neck. Surgical resection is often curative. CMF must be differentiated from chondrosarcoma, given the substantial differences in treatment. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2011.
Authors:
Stanley W McClurg; Marino Leon; Theodoros N Teknos; O Hans Iwenofu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio.
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