TITLE

Endoscopic Removal of Chondrosarcoma Originating from the Nasal Septum

AUTHOR(S)
Sakamoto, Tatsunori; Nakagawa, Takayuki; Ito, Juichi
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Open Otorhinolaryngology Journal;2010, Vol. 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Background: Chondrosarcomas are rare non-epithelial malignant tumours. Surgery is the primary treatment option for chondrosarcoma, with adjuvant therapy having a minor role. In cases of nasal chondrosarcoma, however, en bloc total removal by open approaches is often undesirable. Here we report a case of chondrosarcoma arising from the nasal septum, which was resected endoscopically. Case Report: The case was 50-year-old man with nasal stuffiness. Computed tomography revealed a large lesion arising from the nasal septum composed of a low-density area with scattered high-density areas. Grade I chondrosarcoma was diagnosed based on histopathological analysis. After tumour margins were carefully identified on CT images and in the nasal cavities, trans-nasal endoscopic piece-by-piece tumour removal was conducted. One year after the surgery, there was no sign of local recurrence or distant metastasis. Clinical Implication: Transnasal endoscopic removal could represent a safe and potentially curative treatment for this malignant tumour.
ACCESSION #
51444475

 

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