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Venous malformation of the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses. Am J Otolaryngol 2016 Jan-Feb;37(1):12-6

Date

12/25/2015

Pubmed ID

26700252

DOI

10.1016/j.amjoto.2015.09.008

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84951807036   2 Citations

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to present a rare case of a venous malformation that occupied the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses. Prior to resection, it was believed to be a hemangioma.

METHODS: This study includes a case report and review of the literature.

CONCLUSION: There is often confusion between "hemangiomas" and "vascular malformations," but they are important to differentiate because they have unique approaches to treatment. Venous malformations in the paranasal sinuses are very rare. To our knowledge, this is the first case report that explicitly describes a venous malformation in the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses. It was treated using endoscopic sinus surgery with intraoperative computer-assisted stereotactic navigation.

Author List

Gertel AJ, Southwood JE, North PE, Poetker DM, Loehrl TA

Authors

Paula E. North MD, PhD Professor in the Pathology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
David M. Poetker MD Chief, Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Jessica E. Southwood MD Assistant Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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

Ethmoid Sinus
Hemangioma
Humans
Incidental Findings
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Middle Aged
Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms
Radiosurgery
Sphenoid Sinus
Surgery, Computer-Assisted