Journal of Rhinology 2012;19(2):141-144.
Published online November 30, 2012.
Myxoma of Sphenoid Sinus
Juyeon Park, Hun Jong Dhong, Seung Kyu Chung, Hyo Yeol Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
접형동에서 기원한 점액종 1례
박주연, 정승규, 동헌종, 김효열
성균관대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Myxomas are slow growing, locally infiltrative benign tumors derived from the connective tissue, and it is known never metastasize to distant organ. Generally myxomas arises in bone and soft tissue, most frequently in heart. Myxomas of head and neck area are extremely rare, and most of head and neck origined myxomas are odontogenic and generally are located in the mandible and maxilla. Actually sphenoid and ethmoid sinuses involvement is reported in few cases. So we present the case of a 48-year-old woman with myxoma of sphenoid sinus, which was removed by an endonasal approach. A case report of sphenoid myxoma and brief overview of the literature is presented.
Key Words: Myxoma;Sphenoid Sinus

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