Endoscopic management of pediatric sinonasal schwannoma: case report
M.-S. Chou , H.-K. Chung , Y.-A. Tsou , J.-J. Chen , M.-H. Tsai and C.-I. Jan 3,4,5 1 3 6
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2 Department of Pathology, Department of Neurology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Department of Pathology, China Medical University Beigang Hospital, Yunlin, Taiwan; 5Department of Dentistry, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
Endoscopic excision; pediatrics; sinonasal schwannoma
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Endoscopic management of pediatric sinonasal schwannoma: case report. Objectives: To describe an extremely rare pediatric sinonasal schwannoma, and to review management strategies and relevant literature. Methods: Case report of pediatric sinonasal schwannoma, that was imaged with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and managed endoscopically. Immunohistochemical analysis was performed to determine pathology. Results: A 12-year-old girl presented with a 2-month history of progressive left exophthalmos. Imaging studies showed a large heterogeneous tumour arising from the ethmoid sinus and extending to the base of the skull and to the orbital cavity. The lesion was removed with an endonasal radical excision. The final pathological diagnosis was schwannoma. There was no tumour recurrence or any major complication during the 2-year follow up. Conclusion: Schwannoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis for pediatric patients with intranasal masses. Depending on the location and extent of the tumour, endonasal endoscopic excision could be a suitable management strategy.
Vol. 10, 2014, 4th trimester

Endoscopic management of pediatric sinonasal schwannoma: case report