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Giant Myxoid Osteoma of the Frontoethmoidal Region

Ezzeddin Elsheikh, Mohamed Rifai, Ismail Seddik Elnashar, Hesham Abdelaziz

Citation Information : Elsheikh E, Rifai M, Elnashar IS, Abdelaziz H. Giant Myxoid Osteoma of the Frontoethmoidal Region. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014; 6 (3):1-3.

DOI: 10.5005/aijoc-6-3-1

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Although they are relatively rare, osteomas are the most frequent benign neoplasm of the paranasal sinuses. When they are large or symptomatic, surgical intervention through open or endoscopic approaches is required. The association between osteoma and myxoma is rarely addressed in the literature and myxoid degeneration of osteomas is not known. We report a case of a giant frontoethmoidal osseous lesion in a 52 years old man which was completely removed through an open approach. Histological examination of the removed mass revealed an osteoma with a myxoid component.

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