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Paraganglioma of the skull base presenting as nasal polyps


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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