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May 1983

Primary Small Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinuses

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Dr Weiss), Pathology (Dr Taxy), and Oncology (Dr Braine), The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and the Division of Otolaryngology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC (Dr deFries).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(5):341-343. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800190063016

• An unusual case of small cell carcinoma of the ethmoid sinuses is reported in which electron microscopy confirmed the presence of dense-core granules. The relationship to Pearse's "neuroendocrine programmed" cells is cited. With increasing numbers of different extrapulmonary primary sites for this tumor now being identified, it is believed that these sites must be investigated in any case of suspected small cell carcinoma that cannot be readily attributed to the lung.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:341-343)