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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
December 2006

Pathology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(12):1392. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.12.1392-a

Osteomas, which are a common entity in the head and neck, most commonly involve the skull and facial bones. They are benign, typically slow-growing tumors composed of densely sclerotic, well-circumscribed bone. They are commonly found in the sinonasal tract and have also been reported in the tongue and temporal bone.14 In the larynx, however, osteoma is an extremely rare entity. To our knowledge, only 1 other case of an osteoma of the larynx has been reported in the literature.5

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