Paranasal sinus osteoma

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Mixed density bone lesion in the left frontal sinus. 

Case Discussion

The osteomas are benign bone tumors often settle in the sinuses being the most frequent, in order decreasing: the frontal sinus, ethmoidal cells and maxillary sinuses rarely and sphenoidal. They are slow-growing tumors, no tendency to become malignant and unknown etiology.

Most of these lesion do not cause symptoms and are detected incidentally on imaging studies.

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Case information

rID: 22845
Published: 28th Apr 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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