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Massive cholesteatoma of the frontal sinus: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17276024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a massive cholesteatoma of the frontal sinus in an 80-year-old female is reported. This lesion is very uncommon and a review of the English literature revealed only 12 reported cases. Characteristically, these tumors present unilaterally as a painless, slow-growing mass, often accompanied by frontal headache, proptosis and diplopia, and without a history of frontal sinus infection. Curative treatment includes total excision of the cholesteatoma with adequate drainage, which leaves the patient with an excellent prognosis although late recurrence has been reported. While this type of lesion is very rare, it is nevertheless an important differential diagnosis of frontal sinus tumors, due to the associated destruction of bone.
Søren Hansen; Christian Hjort Sørensen; Jan Stage; Anne Mouritzen; Per Cayé-Thomasen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-02-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Auris, nasus, larynx     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0385-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-04     Completed Date:  2007-09-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708170     Medline TA:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gentofte University Hospital, Niels Andersens Vej 65, 2900 Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cholesteatoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Frontal Sinus* / pathology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Paranasal Sinus Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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