Journal of Rhinology 2009;16(2):158-161.
Published online November 30, 2009.
A Case of Primary Olfactory Neuroblastoma of the Sphenoid Sinus
Kyu Sup Cho, Hyun Min Lee, Sung Won Choi, Hwan Jung Roh
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea. rohhj@pusan.ac.kr
원발성 접형동 후각신경아세포종 1예
조규섭, 이현민, 최성원, 노환중
부산대학교 의학전문대학원 부산대학교병원 이비인후과,1 양산부산대학교병원 이비인후과2
Abstract
Olfactory neuroblastoma is a rare malignant tumor of the nasal cavity arising from the olfactory neuroepithelium. It usually present as a polypoid mass in the superior nasal cavity including the cribriform plate, superior turbinate, and superior portion of nasal septum. The development of olfactory neuroblastoma outside of the region, in which olfactory epithelium exists, is exceedingly rare. In this report, we present an interesting case of an isolated sphenoid sinus olfactory neuroblastoma with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Olfactory neuroblastoma;Sphenoid sinus




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