Title:
A neuroendocrine tumour of the sphenoid sinus and nasopharynx: a case report
Authors:
V. Vandist*, F. Deridder**, W. Waelput***, P. M. Parizel**, P. Van de Heyning* and C. Van Laer*
Institutions:
*Department of Otorhinolaryngology, **Department of Radiology, ***Department of Pathology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
Keywords:
Carcinoid tumour; neuroendocrine tumour; nasopharynx; sphenoid sinus
Pages:
147 - 151
Abstract:
A neuroendocrine tumour of the sphenoid sinus and nasopharynx: a case report. It is rare for neuroendocrine tumours to originate in the sphenoid sinus and the nasopharynx. Neuroendocrine tumours can be classified into typical carcinoids, atypical carcinoids and small cell neuroendocrine carcinomas. Here we report the case of a 48-year-old man with a typical carcinoid tumour of the nasopharynx and sphenoid sinus. This is a very rare diagnosis, and only a few cases of a typical carcinoid in this region have been described in the literature.
Issue:
Vol. 6, 2010, 2nd trimester


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A neuroendocrine tumour of the sphenoid sinus and nasopharynx: a case report