OLFACTORY NEUROBLASTOMA PRESENTING AS BLEEDING POLYP

Authors

  • Saleem Asif Niazi
  • Saeedullah Saeedullah

Abstract

Malignant tumours of the nasal cavity are rare. Olfactory neuroblastomas (esthesioneuroblastomas)account for only 6% of these neoplasms. Fewer than 1,000 cases have been reported in the literaturesince this tumour was first described more than 75 years ago. A 13 year old girl presented with bleedingnasal polyp to ENT Department. She was operated as there were no signs of tumour the histopathologyreport revealed it to be olfactory neuroblastoma. As there was no intracranial extension she was givenpostoperative radiotherapy.Keywords: olfactory neuroblastoma, bleeding polyp, nasal, epistaxis

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2012-12-01