Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2003 Jan;46(1):77-80.

A Case of Giant Ethmoid Osteoma with Orbital Extension

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Osteoma is a tumor of mature bone showing slow growth of well-differentiated bone. It occasionally produces symptoms of space occupying lesion and symptoms of ethmoid osteoma occur earlier than that of osteoma of the frontal sinus. Osteoma of orbital area is uncommon and it may produce ophthalmologic symptoms and cosmetic problems. Treatment remains controversial: open procedures are typically being used, however, small sized ethmoid osteoma are removed by intranasal procedure. Recently, the authors have experienced a case of giant ethmoid osteoma with orbital extension, which was removed with intranasal endoscopic and external ethmoidectomy approach. Hence, we report this case with a review of literature.

Keyword

Orbit; Ethmoid Sinus; Osteoma

MeSH Terms

Ethmoid Sinus
Frontal Sinus
Methods
Orbit*
Osteoma*
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