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Peripheral cysts: a distinguishing feature of esthesioneuroblastoma with intracranial extension. Ear Nose Throat J 2009 Jun;88(6):E14

Date

06/12/2009

Pubmed ID

19517391

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-67449128704   5 Citations

Abstract

Esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare malignancy that arises in the olfactory epithelium. We report an interesting case of esthesioneuroblastoma in an 82-year-old man that included an unusual but characteristic imaging feature of this tumor: cysts at the tumor-brain interface. The patient declined primary surgical resection and elected to undergo primary radiation therapy. At 2 years of follow-up, he remained disease-free. The rarity of this tumor and its unique natural history can lead to a complicated assessment of the clinical picture. We review the diagnostic and treatment alternatives.

Author List

Tseng J, Michel MA, Loehrl TA

Authors

Todd A. Loehrl MD Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Michelle A. Michel MD Clinical Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Aged, 80 and over
Biopsy
Brain Diseases
Brain Neoplasms
Cranial Fossa, Anterior
Cysts
Diagnosis, Differential
Endoscopy
Esthesioneuroblastoma, Olfactory
Gadolinium
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Nose Neoplasms
Paranasal Sinuses
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
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