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An unusual mass filling within the middle meatus.

Authors
  • Sagit, Mustafa
  • Guler, Sabr
  • Yasar, Mehmet
  • Cetinkaya, Seckn
  • Korkmaz, Ferhat
  • Tasdemir, Arzu
  • Somdas, Mehmet Akf
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of craniofacial surgery
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
23
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31825d0bb6
PMID: 23172479
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Schwannoma is a benign tumor that originates from sheath of myelinated peripheral nerves, rarely seen at the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Symptoms of this tumor are nonspecific, and diagnosis is often made only after histological examination. Schwannoma is radioresistant, and chemotherapy is not effective, so surgical resection is the only curative treatment for this tumor. Endoscopic sinus surgery was the first choice for this case because of its definite origin and being easy to remove for complete excision. We present a patient with schwannoma who underwent an endonasal endoscopic approach for complete resection.

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