Sinonasal adenocarcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Lawrence Chia Wei Oh


Right sided nasal obstruction. Previous woodworker

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Large right nasal cavity mass extending through cribriform plate into inferior right and left frontal lobe with surrounding vasogenic oedema. It enhances markedly with contrast. Also noted significant mass effect with displacement of right frontal horn.

Case Discussion

Patient went on to have bifrontal craniotomy and excision of tumour with anterior cranial fossa repair. Histology showed sinonasal adenocarcinoma (intestinal type and colonic subtype) 
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Case information

rID: 23996
Published: 23rd Jul 2013
Last edited: 9th Dec 2017
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