Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2000 Jul;43(7):776-779.

Cylindrical Cell Papilloma of Frontal Sinus Managed by Osteoplastic Frontal Sinus Surgery: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea. jssuh@med.yu.ac.kr


Cylindrical cell papilloma (CCP), also named as oncocytic Schneiderian papilloma, is the rarest papilloma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. It accounts for 3 -5% of the total sionasal papillomas. Histoloycally, it is characterized by proliferating multilayered columnar cell and neoplastic epithelium containing varying numbers of small mucous-containing cystic structures with numerous microvillous projections on the apical cell membrane. Clinically, CCP is characterized by coexistence with malignancy, malignant transformation, local invasion, bony destruction and frequent recurrence. Because of its rare incidence, high recurrence rate and the possibility of misdiagnosis as malignancy, CCP must be carefully managed and needed to be Followed up closely. Recently, we experienced a case of cylindrical cell papilloma which originated from the frontal sinus and extended into frontal recess in a 55 year-old male patient. The subject was treated successfully by osteoplastic frontal sinus surgery, and we thus report on the treatment of this case, along with a review of literature.


Cylindrical cell papitloma; Frontal sinus; Osteoplastic frontal sinus surgery
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