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Paraganglioma of the skull base presenting as nasal polyps†
Article first published online: 1 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 123, Issue 3, pages 577–580, March 2013
How to Cite
Amiraraghi, N., Syed, M. I., Syed, S. and Williams, A. T. (2013), Paraganglioma of the skull base presenting as nasal polyps. The Laryngoscope, 123: 577–580. doi: 10.1002/lary.23645
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 1 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 27 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 2 MAR 2012
- nasal polyps;
- skull base
The authors report a case of paraganglioma of the skull base presenting as nasal polyps. A 29-year-old patient presented with epistaxis and was found to have nasal polyps. The patient underwent a nasal polypectomy. After pathology showed an unusual appearance, the mass was subsequently excised endoscopically using radiofrequency coblation, and it was found to be originating from the skull base. The diagnosis was made using a combination of clinical findings, radiology, and histopathology examination. It is important to consider paraganglioma in the differential diagnosis of unusual tumors of the nose and skull base. Laryngoscope, 2013