Olfactory Neuroblastoma: A Case Report

Heather R. Olmo, Steven Marc Stokes, Robert D. Foss

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Abstract

A 43-year-old female presented with persistent nasal congestion with intermittent epistaxis without resolution for the preceding 5 years. Clinical examination revealed a large pink rubbery mass, medial to the middle turbinate in the right nasal cavity extending to the choana. Radiographic images demonstrated a heterogeneously enhancing lobular soft tissue mass filling the right nasal cavity, causing lateral bowing of the right medial orbital wall and extending posteriorly to the right anterior ethmoid sinus. The clinical, radiographic, histologic, and immunohistochemical features of olfactory neuroblastoma are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Flexner-Wintersteiner rosettes
  • Homer Wright pseudorosettes
  • Nasal cavity
  • Olfactory neuroblastoma
  • Paranasal sinuses
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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    Olmo, H. R., Stokes, S. M., & Foss, R. D. (2016). Olfactory Neuroblastoma: A Case Report. Head and Neck Pathology, 10(2), 256-260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12105-015-0649-6