Sphenoid sinus involvement in neuroblastoma: a case report and review of the literature


Yaris N., Ahmetoglu A., Dilber E., Kalyoncu M. , Okten A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.67, no.11, pp.1255-1258, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2003.07.008
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1255-1258

Abstract

Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumors of childhood. The most frequent anatomic site of the primary tumor is abdomen. Metastatic spread of neuroblastoma to lymph node, bone, bone marrow and liver are common at presentation. However, primary or metastatic involvement of sphenoid sinus is extremely rare. Here, we report a case with stage IV neuroblastoma presents with the involvement of the sphenoid sinus. To our knowledge this is the fourth case of neuroblastoma involved sphenoid sinus in English literature. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.