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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2010 ) > List of Articles


Frontoethmoid Osteoma with Bilateral Nasal Polyposis: A Rare Coexistence

Rijuneeta, Jagveer Singh

Keywords : Sinonasal tumors,Nasal polyposis,Osteoma

Citation Information : R, Singh J. Frontoethmoid Osteoma with Bilateral Nasal Polyposis: A Rare Coexistence. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (3):165-167.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1055

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Osteoma and nasal polyposis are common benign conditions seen by ENT practitioner, however it is very rare that both of them present together. Osteoma is the most common neoplasm of the nose and paranasal sinuses. It is commonly asymptomatic, being an incidental finding 1% of plain sinus radiographs and 3% CT scans of sinus. In an extensive review of english literature, we could not find any case reported having large osteoma with bilateral nasal polyposis. We found only two reported cases of osseous metaplasia in cases of nasal polyps but not ivory osteoma hence bilateral nasal polyposis can radiologically have association with osteoma and should be investigated and treated accordingly.

There has been a single case reported in the Spanish literature though. In current case report, we present a case of patient with bilateral nasal polyposis accompanied with unilateral frontoethmoid osteoma.

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